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Hire Logue as ombudsman

The community needs resolution more than additional deliberations. It needs to see someone doing the job. Someone they know will be around for awhile.

Conversation over police ombudsman hire grows heated

A meeting of Spokane's police ombudsman commission turned tense Tuesday night as one member made an impassioned case for ending efforts to secure a visa for a permanent police ombudsman candidate.

Condon, Stuckart urge commission to give interim ombudsman the permanent job

After fifteen months of uncertainty and turmoil in the police ombudsman office, Mayor David Condon and Council President Ben Stuckart think it’s time to move on. In a letter to the police ombudsman commission, the pair urged commissioners to begin the process of appointing interim ombudsman Bart Logue to a permanent position. Logue, a former diplomat and Marine Corps provost marshal, has been serving as interim ombudsman since early February.

Spokane police ombudsman commission selects Canadian Raheel Humayun

Spokane’s police ombudsman commission tonight voted unanimously to offer the job of the city’s police ombudsman to a Canadian who was initially the second choice of the group. The group picked Raheel Humayun, an investigator with the British Columbia Office of the Ombudsperson, contingent on him getting a visa allowing him to work in Spokane within 75 day.

Breeden turns down interim ombudsman job

Robert Breeden, the ombudsman commission’s top pick for the city’s police oversight position, has turned down an offer to do the job for four months while the city continues vetting him. Breeden, the former second-in-command at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Miami office, said in an email to commissioners Sunday that he was unable to accept the interim job due to “my current personal, financial and professional obligations,” but remained interested in the permanent ombudsman position.

Police ombudsman commissioners seek deeper background check on job finalist

A week after Spokane’s police chief was forced to step down because of accusations he harassed and belittled subordinates, people involved in the decision to select a new police ombudsman say they’re concerned about similar allegations against one of the finalists for that job.

Police ombudsman commissioners seek deeper background check on job finalist

A week after Spokane’s police chief was forced to step down because of accusations he harassed and belittled subordinates, people involved in the decision to select a new police ombudsman say they’re concerned about similar allegations against one of the finalists for that job.

Speakers favor Florida candidate for Spokane police ombudsman

Spokane residents at a public forum Tuesday expressed strong support for hiring Robert Breeden as Spokane’s new police ombudsman, but some speakers said they’d prefer the city continue the search process rather than picking one of the three finalists. Breeden is a longtime police officer who was most recently the second-in-command for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Miami office.