Kirkpatrick out of Seattle Police Chief search - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Kirkpatrick out of Seattle Police Chief search; finalist announced mid-June

SEATTLE, Wash. - The three finalists in the Seattle Police Department's search for its next police chief have been named and Spokane PD's Anne Kirkpatrick is not one of them.

The three finalists are the city's Interim Chief John Diaz as well as Sacramento, Calif., Police Chief Rick Braziel and East Palo Alto, Calif., Police Chief Ron Davis. A search committee submitted those three names Tuesday to Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.

The mayor will choose from among them, likely by mid-June, and the City Council will vote on his selection.

The finalists were picked from a group of nine semifinalists. Those nine had included Kirkpatrick; Seattle Deputy Chief Clark Kimerer and Seattle Assistant Chief Jim Pugel.

The Seattle chief position came open when former Chief Gil Kerlikowske left the post in 2009 to serve as President Obama's drug czar.

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