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Phoenix Top Cop? KHQ Reveals Former Spokane Police Chief's Hiring Materials

SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick is a finalist for police chief in Phoenix, Ariz.  Kirkpatrick left Spokane in early January after having served as police chief since Sept. 11, 2006. She called her departure a retirement but said she was open to other options. By that time she had already applied for the Phoenix job - applications were due in mid-December, according to Arizona media reports.

>>>Kirkpatrick's Letter To The Phoenix Police Dept.

KHQ filed a public records request to view Kirkpatrick's application materials. Today, we received her resume and cover letter.

Here's a paragraph from her cover letter:

"With respect to the challenges and opportunities facing Phoenix, I have substantial experience in every category. For example, Spokane has long suffered from high profile and controversial officer misconduct. In the last five years, eight of my officers have been arrested. One has just been convicted of Excessive Force and Obstruction of Justice and is facing 30 years in prison. I understand more officers might be facing indictments of a Cover Up. During my career, I have handled 14 officer involved shootings, and one of them was a 'bad shooting."

Kirkpatrick is one of seven candidates to be interviewed next week. Other candidates include acting Phoenix police chief Joseph Yahner and assistant Phoenix police chief Kevin Robinson. Also in the running are Robert Davis, former police chief of San Jose; Michael Dirden, executive assistant police chief of Houston; Daniel Garcia, assistant police chief of Dallas and Carlos Maldonado, police chief of Laredo, Texas.

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