Casey McNerthey at the PI:
Interim Chief John Diaz said Friday afternoon he would not withdraw as a candidate to permanently lead the Seattle Police Department, despite a growing investigation into a racially-charged incident involving his officers last month.
"I have built my career trying to build a department that protects this community," Diaz said during a news conference. "I'm proud of the work this department has done...are there going to be challenges? Yes."
[Detective Shandy Coban] Cobane made a tearful apology the day after the video was first broadcast on local news last week. He and Woollum were placed on administrative reassignment May 7— even though the internal department investigation started the previous month.