One of the top candidates to be the independent monitor overseeing Seattle police reforms has withdrawn his application as city and federal officials work to meet a deadline in two weeks to make a selection for the position.

Saul Green, a Detroit attorney who oversaw widely hailed police reforms in Cincinnati, said he withdrew last Friday because he wanted to concentrate on his law practice.

Green said his decision had no connection to recent news stories regarding his role in 2010 as Detroit deputy mayor, when he backed the promotion to police chief of a Detroit Police Department official who had shared sexually charged text messages with a co-worker.

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