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Sheriff Willing To Lead Spokane Police Department

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is offering to lead the city's embattled police department.

Knezovich said Thursday that he's willing to serve as the city's interim chief while a nationwide search is conducted for a new leader.

Knezovich says this is also a good time to explore combining the sheriff and police departments into one agency.

Spokane mayor-elect David Condon says he is open to Knezovich's offer, but has heard from other potential candidates also.
      


      
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