King County Sheriff Sue Rahr said Thursday she hopes the deputies' guild will vote on whether to give up pay raises next year to avoid laying off cops who patrol unincorporated areas.
In a news conference, Rahr said she hopes the guild will reach a "middle ground" with the King County Council in finding a way to avoid cutting 28 officers who police unincorporated areas.
"I wish they'd give some of it back to save some of those jobs. For every deputy laid off, we're losing an investment in their training. Financially, it makes no sense to lay off somebody," she said.
City Councilor John Steinman said Wednesday that the “compromise” resolution, which calls for 22 different flags to be flown over the next two years, was an attempt to quell outcry from opponents of the Black Lives Matter proposal.