Spokane’s police ombudsman commission voted Tuesday night to offer a diplomat and former Marine Corps police chief a temporary contract to serve as police ombudsman.
Bart Logue, who currently lives in Spokane Valley, was selected from among three finalists for the interim job. Commissioners praised his knowledge of Spokane, his clear goals for the office and his candor and sense of humor.
Logue was most recently stationed in Jordan as a Naval Attaché and said in his cover letter he was “pleased to know there was an opportunity where I could transition immediately … into an impact job where I could make a difference.”
His contract may be terminated early with two weeks notice if the city’s pick for a permanent ombudsman, Raheel Humayun, is able to begin work sooner and chooses not to keep Logue on staff, commissioners said. Humayun, a Canadian citizen, is waiting for a decision on his work visa application.
Logue is expected to begin work next week.
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