Stories tagged: frank straub
Tue., May 31, 2016
Mayor David Condon on Tuesday said it would be fiscally irresponsible to allow sensitive records and testimony in the firing of former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub to be released …
Mon., May 23, 2016
The proposal by Councilman Breean Beggs would allow investigator Kris Cappel to review documents and testimony from city attorneys wary about violating ethical codes. It requires a signature from Mayor …
Fri., May 20, 2016
A former city attorney and involved in the City Hall controversy regarding the firing of Spokane police Chief Frank Straub will remain working for the city on a temporary basis, …
Tue., May 17, 2016
The next Spokane police chief may not have the same ability as former Chief Frank Straub to hire and fire top staff if a proposal by City Council President Ben …
Mon., May 16, 2016
Spokane City Council president says he won’t approve more money for legal fees until investigator gets needed information
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said Monday he will vote against funding legal fees related to the lawsuit brought against the city by former police Chief Frank Straub until …
Thu., May 12, 2016
Shawn Vestal: Throwing an invisibility cloak over Straub investigation not in citizens’ best interest
So the new plan emerging from Spokane City Hall is to complete the investigation into the firing of Frank Straub by creating a new zone of secrecy for the administration.
Wed., May 11, 2016
Tue., May 10, 2016
Key documents are being kept out of reach of the investigator looking into the circumstances surrounding the firing of police Chief Frank Straub, and another lawyer may be hired by …
Mon., May 2, 2016
Ten people have applied to be chief of the Spokane Police Department so far, which is considered a “high” number of applicants by the recruiter leading the search, according to …
Mon., April 18, 2016
After Spokane City Administrator Theresa Sanders and City Attorney Nancy Isserlis told former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub the reasons why he was being forced from City Hall, he came …
Wed., April 13, 2016
Two witness lists for the ongoing Spokane City Hall investigation into the firing of former police Chief Frank Straub have shed some light into the inquiry, but the inner workings …
Fri., April 8, 2016
Spokane legislator wants legal opinion on what information must be kept secret from executive sessions.
Thu., April 7, 2016
The public’s greatest expectation from the City Hall probe is a full accounting of what people knew and when they knew it. And whether anyone should be held accountable.
Tue., April 5, 2016
Mayor Condon says he’d like city attorney to participate in investigation into police chief’s firing
Spokane Mayor David Condon said he’d like City Attorney Nancy Isserlis to cooperate in the investigation examining the firing of police Chief Frank Straub, in an interview with The Spokesman-Review’s …
Tue., April 5, 2016
City Hall employees who refuse to talk to an investigator looking into the firing of Police Chief Frank Straub are communicating nonetheless. Their contempt for the public is loud and …
Mon., April 4, 2016
The former federal prosecutor examining the firing of police Chief Frank Straub is pushing back against accusations that her investigation of Spokane City Hall is flawed.
Thu., March 31, 2016
The investigation into the firing of former police Chief Frank Straub has been derailed. Officials in Mayor David Condon’s administration and others privy to the bungled decision removing Straub have …
Mon., March 28, 2016
The Spokane City Council unanimously approved spending $25,000 on Monday to hire a consulting firm to help in the search for a new police chief. The firm, Strategic Government Resources, …
Fri., March 18, 2016
The city of Spokane has hired two new spokeswomen for the police, fire and parks departments. Fianna Dickson will be the spokeswoman for the parks department. She begins at the …
Tue., March 1, 2016
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 …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016
Shawn Vestal urges the Spokane City Council to share information from a closed executive session, in defiance of a city attorney’s warning that doing so might be illegal.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
Choosing a new and hopefully sane police chief has become Spokane’s biggest quest for 2016. Today you can test your knowledge on this complicated subject by taking the following multiple-choice …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office a model of stability.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016
Former Spokane City Council President Joe Shogan has withdrawn his ethics complaint against Mayor David Condon, saying a “cone of silence is settling over the city and the City Council.”
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016
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 …
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016
A letter from the City Attorney’s Office raises concerns that the Frank Straub investigation will be severely crimped.
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016
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 …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016
Doug Clark believes Mayor David Condon needs to apologize for hiring former Police Chief Frank Straub, and Doug has some ideas on how to do it.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
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 …
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
Former police spokeswoman Monique Cotton resigns, cites ‘toxic environment’ at Spokane City Hall.