3 finalists named for post of Seattle police chief

SEATTLE — Three finalists were named Friday to become Seattle's next police chief.

The finalists are former Pittsburgh police chief Cameron McLay; Minneapolis Police Department deputy chief of patrol Eddie Frizell and assistant chief Ely Reyes of the Austin Police Department in Texas.

McLay is the only finalist to have served as a permanent chief of a large city police department.

From left, former Pittsburgh police chief Cameron McLay, Minneapolis police inspector Eddie Frizell, and Austin Assistant Police Chief Ely Reyes.

Their names were forwarded to Mayor Jenny Durkan. She will interview the finalists and make her selection by this summer. Her choice will be submitted to the City Council for confirmation.

The three finalists were selected from five semifinalists submitted by a search committee.

The other two semifinalists were Carmen Best, who has served as Seattle's interim police chief since Jan. 1 and an assistant chief in the Los Angeles Police Department.