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November 27, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Longtime SPD assistant chief Nick Metz told to step aside

Assistant Chief Nick Metz, one of the most visible and longest serving members of the command staff in the Seattle Police Department, is being removed in the wake of a highly critical report on the progress of police reforms, according to sources familiar with the move. As part of continuing shake-up in the top ranks, Interim…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: Department of Justice, Federal monitor, Nick Metz

November 25, 2013 at 1:46 PM

SPD shake-up: Assistant chief to take demotion

Dick Reed, an assistant chief in the Seattle Police Department, has asked to take a voluntary demotion to captain in a highly unusual shake-up at the top ranks of the department, according to two sources familiar with the change. The move comes shortly after a federal monitor handed the city a scathing draft report

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Federal monitor, Seattle Police Department, Settlement Agreement