‘It’s an absolute joke:’ Seattle officers leave scathing responses in exit interviews

Seattle Police officers who are leaving the department gave scathing responses during their exit interviews. KOMO News obtained the exit interviews—which blamed city leadership, to riots and low morale for leaving the department. Brutal and blunt—in their own words, SPD officers did not hold back their reasons for leaving the force. One retiring patrol sergeant who had been on the force for more than 20 years said, “I refuse to work for this socialist city council and their political agenda.