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Spokane man files recall petition against Mayor David Condon

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Spokane Mayor David Condon is trying to do what someone hasn't been able to in Spokane for nearly four decades: win a second term. 

Condon is up for re-election in November. He's been campaigning heavily against several challengers. But on Wednesday, he faced a new challenge: a Spokane man filed a recall notice against the mayor. 

Kyle Murakami accuses the mayor of malfeasance, misfeasance, and violations of his oath. In his recall petition Murakami says a city employee pushed him into a door jam and onto the ground. He says he called police, but when an officer showed up the officer threatened him. 

The petition goes on "The citizens of Spokane were not willing to put with the attack of Otto Zehm, an attack by a city employee upon a citizen. Going so far as to shun ex-Mayor Mary Verner in protest. And therefore these actions, letting a city employee attack me, and letting the police gun threaten me, are a violation of moral turpitude and any citizen would find this lack of response outrageous."

Murakami also says Mayor Condon is willfully ignoring a problem with the Red Light Camera system and also illegally profiting by the program. 

Now that he has submitted this paperwork, a judge will review the case and determine if there is enough evidence to trigger a recall election. 

Mayor Condon has also issued a statement saying, "I am a firm believer in citizen engagement even when I disagree with the assertions being made. I have complete confidence in the process and look forward to the opportunity for it to be adjudicated.

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