Thursday, June 10, 2010

Report: Kirkpatrick still seeks Seattle chief job

Posted on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 4:17 PM

Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick has sent an e-mail to Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, asking to be reconsidered for the post of Seattle's police chief after one of three finalists dropped out on Wednesday, a television station is reporting.

Q-13, the Fox affiliate in Seattle/Tacoma, says its sources confirm Kirkpatrick e-mailed McGinn asking to be reconsidered for the job after Sacramento Police Chief Rick Braziel withdrew Wednesday. Kirkpatrick made it as far as the round of 11 semifinalists but did not advance last month after interviews with the selection committee May 8 in Seattle.

The station says it's not known if McGinn responded to the e-mail, but the mayor ended his announcement of Braziel's withdrawal Wednesday by saying, "We have two strong candidates for consideration."

After the Seattle finalists — Braziel, Seattle interim chief John Diaz and East Palo Alto, Calif., chief Ron Davis — were announced May 11, Kirkpatrick told Spokane media that she was concentrating on her job here and would not actively look elsewhere. The Seattle Police Guild recently announced it is supporting Diaz.

Kirkpatrick, chief in Spokane since September 2006, has had run-ins with the police guild here.

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