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Report on former Spokane Police Chief's termination due Wednesday

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

After months of investigation a Seattle investigator is set to release a report on the investigation into the departure of former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub Wednesday.

The report, commissioned by the city of Spokane, was prepared by former federal prosecutor Kris Cappel, who operates out of Seattle.

Cappel was hired to investigate allegations of a cover-up, to find how much Mayor David Condon knew about a sexual harassment claim against Straub, and allegations top city leaders illegally withheld public records.

The Spokane City Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday at 2 p.m. to address the report.

The timing of the report could be seen as awkward. It's all about the firing of the former police chief and of course right now the city is courting two finalists to be the next police chief. Mayor David Condon has not decided on a chief yet. His pick would have to be confirmed by the Spokane City Council, and several members have already told us they want a wider candidate pool, and have asked Mayor Condon to delay his decision.

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