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Mayor selected Pruitt despite police objections to experience

2 panels voiced pros and cons on police chief candidates

 

Last updated 1/21/2021 at 8:21am



When Mayor Mike Nelson asked three local police chiefs and the Edmonds Police Chief Association president to weigh in with comments on the "strengths" and "challenges" of candidate Sherman Pruitt for the police chief job, two comments on "strengths" suggested Pruitt would do a good job as chief.

However, all "challenges" recorded pointed to Pruitt's lack of experience for the top law enforcement position in the city.

When asked for thoughts on Edmonds' Acting Police Chief Jim Lawless, there was praise for his institutional knowledge and capability to step up to the job. There were no disqua...



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