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Seattle Police Chief On Proposed Budget Cuts And Calls For Reforms

The Seattle City Council supports a 50% cut to the police budget. Police Chief Carmen Best says that would be a "reckless maneuver" right now and says many reforms are already underway.

Carmen Best, the chief of the Seattle Police Department, is re-imagining her police force in the middle of ongoing protests against police violence and a global pandemic. She is also facing the possibility that her department's budget could be cut in half.

Seattle has been in the spotlight after activists set up the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone . On July 1, Seattle it.

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