Former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, who stepped down earlier this year amid budget cuts and conflict with the city council, started a new job on Monday as a law enforcement analyst for NBC’s Seattle affiliate, KING 5.
“I am honored to have Chief Best on the KING 5 News team. At a time when we are reporting extensively on issues of law enforcement, our audiences will benefit from hearing her unique expertise and insider’s perspective,” KING 5 news director Pete Saiers said in a statement.
Best, who had been Seattle’s police chief since August 2018, served with the Seattle PD for nearly three decades and held almost every position within the department, Fox reports.
Best announced her resignation from Seattle’s police department on Aug. 10, after the council made good on its promise to approve sweeping proposals that would slash the police department budget by $4 million and cut as many as 100 officers from the force.