Police Reform
3:07 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

SPD Chief Diaz Steps Aside

Seattle Police Chief John Diaz at a press conference in 2009.
Credit AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Seattle Police Chief John Diaz announced on Monday that he’s stepping down. Diaz was appointed chief by Mayor Mike McGinn in 2010 and served 33 years with the SPD. Assistant Chief Jim Pugel will lead the department until the city hires a successor. How will Diaz's departure affect SPD morale and the city's ongoing police reforms? We talk with City Attorney Pete Holmes, public defender Lisa Daugaard and Seattle Times reporter Steve Miletich.

Also this hour: Scientists are exploring the possibility that your breath can reveal important information about your health. We'll hear more about "breathprints" from Professor Renato Zenobi of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Plus, Michael Fagin joins us with a hike to match the week's weather.

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