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Stories tagged: police ombudsman commission


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2015

In case ombudsman pick falls through, Spokane officials search for plan B

Even after selecting a candidate for police ombudsman last week, Spokane’s police ombudsman commission is hedging against a longer vacancy in the office by pushing for a search committee to …


Shawn Vestal: Act against hate; Spokane deserves it

If you think the NAACP is an important organization with a vital mission, now would be an excellent time to show it. If you think that the city’s ombudsman commission …


UPDATED: Thu., June 18, 2015

Dolezal ousted from ombudsman commission

Rachel Dolezal, the embattled former leader of Spokane’s NAACP branch, was removed this afternoon from the city’s police ombudsman commission.


Mayor calls for Rachel Dolezal, two other oversight commission members to resign saying they leaked sensitive information

The actions of former NAACP chairman Rachel Dolezal and two other members of the Office of Police Ombudsman Commission threatened that group’s impartiality and effectiveness, a city investigation has …


Breean Beggs picked to represent ombudsman commission

A local attorney who has pushed city leaders for stronger police oversight has been selected to represent Spokane’s new ombudsman commission. Breean Beggs was selected over a former mayor and …


Former Mayor Hession among finalists for ombudsman attorney

Former Spokane Mayor Dennis Hession is among three finalists under consideration to serve as the Spokane police ombudsman commission’s attorney. Hession was an early advocate to create a police ombudsman …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 12, 2014

Spokane police ombudsman announces retirement

After five and a half years on the job, Spokane’s first police ombudsman announced Friday he’ll be retiring in early 2015.