Police chief hiring process flawed; executive session denied | Guest View
Last updated 4/8/2021 at 9:09am
Thank you, Edmonds Beacon, for publishing Chief Sherman Pruitt's article describing his perspectives regarding Edmonds Police Chief hiring process.
Unfortunately, this process was flawed from the beginning (when the mayor publically announced the selection of Chief Lawless for police chief, inconsistent with established hiring procedures/policy).
I am empathetic for the two candidates, and I am sorry for the damage to the credibility of the hiring process and the erosion of public trust that was created.
My perception is different from that expressed by Chief Pruitt.
It was me who initi...