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SPOKANE, Wash. -

One of the major issues investigators focus on in the report released earlier this week is the city waiting to release documents until after Mayor David Condon was re-elected.

In a phone interview in April, Sarah Lynds, who is the Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Spokane Police Department, told investigators she learned that City Administrator Theresa Sanders went to the City Attorney's Office and said "don't release records until after the election", asking whoever handled the public records requests to "please wait until after the election".

Just four minutes after the independent investigation report was released on Wednesday, Sanders sent out a response through City Spokesman Briand Coddington saying in part: "I am angered and troubled by the reviewer's statement that in intentionally withheld information. Throughout this process, I have been and advocate for the release of documents as quickly as possible. Any statement that I intentionally withheld documents from the public records process is absolutely false, irresponsible and contradicted by fact."

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