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Former Spokane Mayor Dennis Hession to help oversee attorneys defending city in Straub lawsuit

The city of Spokane has hired the law firm of Kutak Rock to act as the city attorney’s office in the lawsuit brought against the city by former police Chief Frank Straub in relation to his forced resignation. Brian Coddington, the mayor’s spokesman, said the move was done to avoid conflicts of interest, due to city Attorney Nancy Isserlis being named in Straub’s suit.

Condon says he’ll hire next Spokane police chief by July 1

Spokane should have a new police chief on the job by July 1, Mayor David Condon said Tuesday. During a meeting that sometimes grew tense, Condon discussed the next hiring steps with members of a committee he appointed to advise him on a job description and qualities needed in a new chief.

City attorneys warn council members against sharing details of meeting about Straub

Spokane city’s legal department has warned Council President Ben Stuckart and others that they could face criminal charges if they discloseinformation from a private meeting among city leaders held the day before Police Chief Straub was fired – even if asked to testify to city committees charged with investigating potential mismanagement in Mayor David Condon’s administration.

Straub files lawsuit against city of Spokane, Mayor Condon

Ousted Spokane police Chief Frank Straub has filed a lawsuit against Mayor David Condon, city Administrator Theresa Sanders and city Attorney Nancy Isserlis, claiming his civil rights were violated in relation to his forced resignation.

Investigator chosen to examine turmoil at police department, City Hall

Kris Cappel, a principal in the Seattle investigation consulting firm the Seabold Group and a former federal prosecutor, has been chosen by Spokane Mayor David Condon and Council President Ben Stuckart to lead an investigation into the recent turmoil in the police department and City Hall.