Deciding to leave, many Seattle police officers point finger at City Hall

Many officers who have left the Seattle Police Department blamed political leaders inside City Hall for their decision to leave employment with the city. Several exit interviews obtained by KOMO News had a common theme: blaming Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Seattle City Council members. In one exit interviews, an officer wrote, in part, “The City Council has made it apparent that maintaining adequate staffing to keep the city or the officers that work there is not a priority for them. ”