Stories tagged: monique cotton
UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018
The final complaint targeting Mayor David Condon for his handling of the ouster of former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub was unanimously dismissed by the city’s Ethics Commission on Wednesday, …
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018
In testimony Wednesday afternoon at City Hall, Spokane Mayor David Condon repeatedly said his reason for requesting Frank Straub’s resignation in September 2015 was prompted by letters from police brass …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
The panel has agreed to listen to arguments in a complaint made by former City Council President Joe Shogan, who has filed multiple allegations against Mayor Condon for dishonesty in …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Nancy Goodspeed settles discrimination lawsuit prompted by City Hall shuffling during Frank Straub scandal
The city of Spokane will pay $165,000 to former parks employee Nancy Goodspeed as the city attempted to manage a sexual harassment scandal involving former police chief Frank Straub.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017
Former City Council President Joe Shogan, whose ethics complaint against Mayor David Condon has now been dismissed twice by the city’s Ethics Commission, said he’ll refile one more time over …
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016
City Hall launched two processes designed to be transparent and inclusive. Both unraveled.
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
Laura McAloon cites a “toxic” relationship with City Council President Ben Stuckart as her reason for dropping out of contention for the city attorney’s office. Stuckart says she didn’t have …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016
Nancy Goodspeed alleges she was illegally replaced by Monique Cotton in the city’s Parks Department after Cotton alleged sexual harassment by her former boss, Frank Straub. When she returned to …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016
Part II: “This has always been a hole Condon has insisted on digging ever deeper, out of defensiveness and a failure to treat the criticisms and questions as legitimate.”
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016
Does the buck stop anywhere at City Hall? Or does it vanish into a black hole called the city attorney’s office?
Thu., July 28, 2016
The city of Spokane’s human resources policies need work - that’s one of the most forceful conclusions of an investigation of how city officials handled a sexual harassment complaint against …
Thu., July 21, 2016
Spokane Mayor David Condon will be asked to testify before the city’s Ethics Commission about his denial of harassment complaints against former Police Chief Frank Straub in a news conference …
Wed., June 29, 2016
A decision on the final ethics complaint remaining against Spokane Mayor David Condon in relation to former police Chief Frank Straub’s ouster was deferred until after Ethics Commission members meet …
Thu., June 2, 2016
It’s clear the city will not be able to deliver on the promise of a complete and independent investigation. Even if the City Council plan were to go forward, key …
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 …
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.
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 …
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016
A letter from the City Attorney’s Office raises concerns that the Frank Straub investigation will be severely crimped.
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
Former police spokeswoman Monique Cotton resigns, cites ‘toxic environment’ at Spokane City Hall.
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
Notes from Police Chief Frank Straub’s top staff show City Hall was informed of hostile work environment allegations 16 months before chief was fired
Allegations about former Spokane police Chief Frank Straub’s behavior were known to officials in the city’s human resources and legal departments nearly two years ago, according to notes from members …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016
Two ethics complaints against Spokane Mayor David Condon were dismissed by the city’s Ethics Commission Tuesday evening. A third complaint filed by former City Council President Joe Shogan will proceed …
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015
A look back on my favorite stories of 2015
Mon., Dec. 28, 2015
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 …
Tue., Dec. 22, 2015
A fourth ethics complaint has been lodged against Spokane Mayor David Condon for how he handled allegations of sexual harassment by former police Chief Frank Straub.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
Clarnak the Magnanimous gives us an idea what lies ahead for our region.
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015
Former Police Chief Frank Straub says ‘old guard’ in department have a stranglehold on reform efforts
In his final work for the city of Spokane, ousted police Chief Frank Straub criticized the “old guard” in the department and said they were to blame for any lack …
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015
Spokane City Council approves scope of investigation into Mayor David Condon’s handling of police chief firing
Before an investigator has been hired or named, the Spokane City Council has written a letter directing the scope of the inquiry looking into the events that led to former …