Seattle Mayor Names Former Boston Commissioner as New Police Chief

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced Kathleen O'Toole as the city's first female police chief. The nomination is subject to council approval.

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced former Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole is his pick for Seattle's new police chief – a move that could give Seattle its first woman police chief.

KIRO-TV reports O'Toole was announced by the mayor Monday morning as a replacement for Interim Chief Harry Bailey. She still needs to be confirmed by the City Council, and that process is expected to take weeks.

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