Who is in charge of the Seattle Police Department, June 2020?

Seattle2020Riot

Yesterday, in the midst of the Riots (otherwise described as protests against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis), that would have been Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best.

Today, on the other hand, responsibility for the Seattle Police Department has been handed over to:  “SEATTLE POLICE-ACCOUNTABILITY GROUPS”.  In a story titled:

Mayor Durkan Announces Temporary Ban on the use of tear gas by SPD at demonstrations

The Mayor and the Police Chief have deferred to so-called Police Accountability Groups in their policy of banning, for at least 30 days, police deployment of tear gas to break up huge crowds of rioters in Seattle.  Hereafter, police policy will be made by groups not elected by the citizens of Seattle.  Now, the anarchist group known as “Antifa” has vowed to take their brand of rioting, violence, and destruction to Seattle neighborhoods not in the downtown core.  I am wondering tonight how the residents of Seattle are feeling about that.  Funny, but nowhere in the KOMO article are the “police accountability groups” named.

In another story, too, the Martin Luther King County Labor Council has informed the Seattle Police Officers Guild that it needs to“become and anti-racist organization”, or “get out”.

The violent inmates of the Insane Asylum of Seattle have been handed the running of that former city in the Pacific Northwest.  I feel sorry for the ordinary citizens of the city, who brought this upon themselves by electing their far-Left governments, over and over.