Council members call for Seattle police union head to resign

SEATTLE (AP) — Eight of nine Seattle City Council members are calling for the head of the city police officers union to resign after he made comments implicating Black Lives Matter in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. The Seattle Times reports Mayor Jenny Durkan previously called for Mike Solan to retract his words and apologize, or resign. The Martin Luther King Jr. County Labor Council and Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County also have called for him to resign. The acrimony comes as negotiations with the city over a new police contract are set to begin. Solan didn’t respond immediately to an email from The Associated Press requesting comment.