Seattle Mayor holds conference on police leadership shakeups

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell on May 29 addressed changes within the Seattle Police Department (SPD), including the reassignment of Police Chief Adrian Diaz.

FOX 13 Seattle learned from sources that Diaz had vacated his office the night before the announcement.

Chief Diaz has been with SPD since 1997, contributing in various capacities ranging from patrol to investigations. His ascent to the rank of assistant chief of the collaborative policing bureau, followed by deputy chief and eventually leading the department, marks a long-standing tenure that culminated in his appointment as police chief by Mayor Harrell two years ago.

FOX 13 Seattle streamed the entire press conference live on FOX 13 on TV, in the free FOX LOCAL app for your smart TV, on and in the FOX 13 Seattle mobile apps.

You can watch a replay of the press conference in the video player at the top of the page.


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