Police Chief Steven Mazzie’s appearance at the virtual city council meeting Monday night proved once again that having a humble, smart, savvy longtime police chief who knows what he is doing with the Everett police force is worth its weight in gold.
He answered Councilor at Large Gerly Adrien’s questions about the police department’s various policies regarding report- ing police violence against residents, the use of choke holds (which have been banned since the 1990’s here) and annual training parameters to meet the demands of the new age that appears to be upon us.
Without raising his voice or batting an eyelash, Mazzie answered the councilor’s questions like the consummate professional he has always shown himself to be.
He is a very hip guy, who firmly is in command of a first-rate police force that knows the laws and follows them.
The weekend was not kind to Encore where police were called to put down what was described as a large fight which started in a hotel room apparently and which spread into the hotel lobby and then onto the main entrance of the luxury hotel.