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Ethics complaint filed against Spokane Mayor David Condon

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Former City Council President Joe Shogan filed a complaint against Mayor Condon Wednesday.

In the complaint, Shogan alleges the mayor lied twice about sexual harassment accusations against then-Police Chief Frank Straub. He writes that the mayor, "Was asked multiple times if there were any sexual harassment complaints against Chief Straub, and he replied no."

Shogan says several times in September the mayor was asked about rumors of misconduct by Chief Straub, the mayor responded, "With regard to rumors of misconduct by then Police Chief Frank Straub, he had only heard of these issues in the last several weeks. In fact, the mayor was made aware of extremely serious misconduct -- Sexual harassment allegations against Chief Straub in April, during a confrontation involving himself, City Administrator Theresa Sanders and Monique Cotton."

Shogan says that as a former City Council President, he's familiar with the city of Spokane code of ethics and what the mayor did constitutes a violation.

The next step for the Ethics Commission is to review Shogan's complaint. The Commission can dismiss the complaint if they find it wasn't actually an issue. But if they find reason to investigate, they will.

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