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Jury finalized in obstruction trial of SPD Sgt. John Gately

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

After two full days of narrowing down a list of 80, a jury has been finalized for the criminal trial of a Spokane Police Officer.

Former Spokane Police Guild President Sgt. John Gately is facing the misdemeanor charge of obstructing a law enforcement officer. Opening statements are set for first thing Wednesday morning.

The charge stems from a rape investigation involving fellow Spokane Police Officer, Gordon Ennis. Two felony charges against Gately were dropped in early April.

Gately was accused of tipping off Ennis to an impending search warrant in the rape case, giving Ennis time to destroy evidence. 

Ennis' next court appearance is scheduled for October. 

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