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Burien Police Chief Resigns Amid Ongoing Litigation Between City and County

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Burien Police Chief Ted Boe is calling it quits. In his resignation letter sent out Tuesday afternoon, Boe says he found a new gig but did not get into all the details. His last day on the job as top cop in the city will be August 15. This is a developing story.

City Manager Wanted to Replace Police Chief

Boe expressed his intention to resign after City Manager Adolfo Bailon made it known that he wanted to replace Boe. That’s because Burien PD was refusing to enforce the camping ordinance.

Burien and King County Still in Litigation Battle

Meanwhile, Burien and King County remain in nasty litigation over the camping ordinance. The homeless have now moved into a fenced off area across the street from Burien Police HQ and the courthouse.

Jonathan Choe

Journalist and Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth and Poverty
Jonathan Choe is a journalist and Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth and Poverty, covering homelessness issues for its Fix Homelessness initiative. Prior to joining Discovery, Choe spent several years as one of the lead reporters at KOMO-TV, consistently the top rated television station in Seattle. His in depth stories on crime and deep dive investigations into the homeless crisis led to measurable results in the community, including changes in public policy. Choe has more than two decades of experience in television news behind the scenes and in front of the camera for ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and Tribune. He has also been nominated and honored with multiple industry awards including an Emmy. Choe spent several years teaching classes on emerging media and entrepreneurship to under privileged youth in inner city Chicago. As an independent journalist, Choe also contributes regularly to the Mill Creek View and Lynnwood Times and has reported on exclusive stories in the past year for Daily Wire and The Postmillennial.