“I Want Chief Diaz to Succeed. And He Is A Very Good Man”

City Attorney Pete Holmes tells Publicola he “spoke out of frustration as the city’s prosecutor” when he held an impromptu press conference last month and slammed SPD for a “void in leadership at the top.”

Holmes’ foot-into-mouth moment came just days before Mayor Mike McGinn offered Interim Police Chief John Diaz a permanent gig.

Holmes thinks the incident is “going to really help our relationship.”

The SPD-related stuff starts at 3:10.