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City attorney needs integrity

In your article in Sunday’s paper about the Straub/Condon investigation including Doug Clark’s column, I am still confused over the role of the city attorney in this mess. As a citizen, I am proud of the legal protections that City of Spokane employees have against harassment and workplace violence – verbal or physical. These basic employee protections have been developed by the hard work of previous administrations and an ongoing commitment to workplace integrity and workers safety.

It seems that the previous city attorney, Nancy Isserlis, ignored these basic employee protections in order to cover-up the outlandish behavior of the police chief, thereby protecting Mayor Condon from criticism. This immoral behavior happened in the Condon reelection year? I feel this group of Condon cronies interfered with our elections. Were federal election laws violated?

The city attorney position needs to have an unflinching commitment to integrity, our city charter and its personnel policies. Our citizens and city employees deserve nothing less.

Joseph Stassi


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