(Covers information from the S.D. Perry novels)
Edward Weist was a member of the Raccoon City city council.
On July 28, 1998, at a press conference, Weist delivered a statement disclosing that the Raccoon branch of S.T.A.R.S. was being removed from the "cannibal killing" investigation. The reason was cited as "blatantly unprofessional conduct" - relating to rumours of drug and alcohol use - resulting in the crashing of their helicopter and the deaths of six team members.