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Sherman Pruitt speaks out about his experience

Former appointee explains why he thinks he was rejected as police chief

 

Last updated 4/2/2021 at 5:21pm

Brian Soergel

Sherman Pruitt at Gissberg Twin Lakes in Marysville: "I met all the minimum requirements to be chief of police for the city of Edmonds."

Four months ago, everything changed for Sauk-Suiattle Police Chief Sherman Pruitt in a most public way after he applied for the Edmonds police chief job.

During a community Zoom meeting in November, when engaged citizens heard from Pruitt for the first time, hackers broke into the feed with racist and pornographic images.

A month later, shortly after this incident played out, Mayor Mike Nelson handed Pruitt the job, and public opinion quickly formed.

While some supported Nelson's choice, opposing forces eventually drowned them out.

The mayor should have chosen acting police chief Jim Lawl...



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Reader Comments(3)

Debra Arthur writes:

So who do we believe...we have 2 people here slandering or trying to. Which one is lieing? Clearly one is. If I were the truth teller I would sue the other one for slander. Because each person has damages or will. Then under oath a serious infraction if you lie under oath. Someone knows...soon we will all know. So if it's Pruitt well that should pretty much clear up what should happen to Nelson...If it's Vivian Olsen...well obviously she will be dismissed immediately. So let's find out. I am going to Arlington in a couple weeks...

Vivian Olson writes:

Somehow Mr. Pruitt got the wrong impression. I have NO relationship with the attorney.

Debra Arthur writes:

My goodness. That is very interesting and worrisome. Definitely a conflict of interest with the Olson Thing...Ya know. The best thing Edmonds citizens could do for themselves....Both Rep And Dem is clear out the whole council, recall Nelson. Then choose all new people, ones that haven't been shifting around from one dept.to another. Replacing with previous members...all of it. Then choose a mayor who is open to being a CENTERIST...Council members equally voted for with representation for both political parties. Then...we can really learn and consider how to make diversity work and embrace it. Everyone's ideals should be considered and then with the citizens of Edmonds WE DECIDE. NO more Sneaky things, no more of this...your entitlement is showing....council and mayor. This is exactly what we are trying to fix.. our reputation as being rich and entitled. Want real diversication....This is the way.

 
 
 

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