Everett Police Chief to Delay Retirement Until After Internal Investigation of Shooting.

Everett Police Chief Jim Scharf will not be retiring as planned at the end of this month.

City of Everett Public Information Director Kate Reardon just sent our this note regarding Chief Jim Scharf’s Retirement this afternoon. Kathy Atwood had been tapped to replace Scharf on April 1st.

EVERETT – Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson announced today that Police Chief Jim Scharf will remain in his position until the conclusion of the Everett Police Department’s internal investigation of the events of June 10, 2009.

Chief Scharf had originally planned to retire on March 31, 2011. At the time he selected his retirement date, it was not clear when the civil lawsuit related to the shooting would be concluded. The case recently settled, and the Everett Police Department’s internal investigation into the shooting has begun.

The primary purpose of the internal investigation is to determine whether Officer Troy Meade adhered to Everett Police Department policies.

“This incident happened under my watch, and it is important to me to see this investigation to its conclusion,” Chief Scharf said.

The internal investigation is expected to be completed no later than the end of June. The City cannot comment on the investigation while it is underway. Any questions should be referred to Lou Peterson, lawyer representing the City.

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