Mayor needs to speak up on police chief decision | Letter to the Editor
Last updated 1/12/2021 at 2:18pm
The position of Edmonds Chief of Police is arguably one of the most important positions in our local government structure – good management of our police force bears directly on our safety and security.
The continuing lack of clarity and transparency by Mayor Mike Nelson about his reasoning for bypassing Assistant Chief Lawless for the police chief position is causing continuing angst in our community. In reflecting on what has brought us to this point, the following points occurred to me:
• Lawless' personal and professional background has been thoroughly vetted at least three times by...