Sources: Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best to resign

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best is going to resign, two sources familiar with her decision confirmed to Q13's Brandi Kruse. The decision comes after the Seattle City Council voted to slash the department’s budget.

Seattle City Council votes to cut police budget, officers

The Seattle City Council approved proposals Monday that would begin defunding the police department by cutting officers through layoffs and attrition — an action supported by demonstrators who have marched in the city following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis but strongly opposed by the mayor and police chief.

Seattle City Council could vote to shrink police department by 100 officers next week

The clock is ticking on a major vote by Seattle's City Council to defund parts of the police budget. As early as Monday, council members could vote to shrink the department by 100 officers, slash the salary of the police chief and most alarming to some — eliminate the team that deals with Seattle's overwhelming homeless population.