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Straub, Cotton Attorneys Respond to Report

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Attorneys for both former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub and former police spokeswoman Monique Cotton are voicing their opinions of the 126-page report on the findings of the investigation into Straub's resignation.

The findings come from 50 interviews and thousands of pages of documents. The reviewer said the former SPD Chief Frank Straub ruled by "fear and intimidation," and that Mayor David Condon intentionally withheld information, delaying the release of records until his re-election. Many of those records had to do with Cotton.

Cotton's attorney Bob Dunn said Wednesday he believes the investigation revealed nothing new and was a waste of tax dollars.

"I still shake my head that they went ahead and authorized an investigation," Dunn said.

Dunn said his client didn't participate in the investigation because she didn't want any publicity.

"All she wanted was a new job," he said.

Straub's lawyer, Mary Schultz, is also reacting to the findings. She said she believes it will do nothing but help her client with his claim.

"One of the things it makes clear is Frank Straub never sexually harassed anyone," she said. "And, secondly, it confirms he was fired. This was not a voluntary resignation. We've said that from the start."

Schultz said she continues to fight for her client.

"The lawsuit is far from over," she said.

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