Timeline of Seattle Police Chief John Diaz's career


by KING 5 News


Posted on April 8, 2013 at 5:23 PM

May 2009: John Diaz named Seattle's interim police chief

Nov. 1, 2009: Seattle police officer Tim Brenton killed

Nov. 10, 2009: Seattle police step up patrols after Greenwood arsons

June 24, 2010: City council chooses John Diaz as Seattle's top cop

Aug. 9, 2010: John Diaz confirmed as SPD police chief by city council

Aug. 16, 2010: John Diaz sworn in as SPD police chief

Feb. 3, 2011: Anger erupts at Seattle police accountibility forum

Aug. 13, 2011: Seattle police officer charged for kicking teen

Dec. 16, 2011: DOJ releases report on SPD's excessive use of force

Feb. 20, 2012: Poll shows Seattle citizens lack confidence in SPD, Chief Diaz

May 1, 2012: May Day protests turn ugly in downtown Seattle

May 31, 2012: Six people die in two separate shootings, including shooter

Feb. 19, 2013: Seattle charter change would require reconfirmation of police chief

March 6, 2013: DOJ approves monitor's plan for SPD reforms

March 12, 2013: Judge approves SPD monitoring plan

April 3, 2013: SPD chief responds to blistering report on May Day police response

April 8, 2013: John Diaz announces retirement