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Former city attorney accused of withholding public records

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Mayor David Condon is facing a recall and one of the key pieces of evidence petitioners used to file the recall paperwork was a report critical of how the city handled firing former police chief Frank Straub.

The report concluded Condon’s former city attorney, Nancy Isserlis, with held potentially damaging public records until after Condon was re-elected.

Last week, Isserlis demanded the authors of that report, the Seabold Group, issue an apology. But Wednesday, the group didn’t issue an apology at all. In fact, Kris Cappel, one of the authors, reiterated how Isserlis deliberately withheld documents until after the mayor was reelected and spends four pages pointing it out.

The public records requests started coming in August 2015. She says Isserlis knew of or had those documents, but didn’t let the public records clerk know until five months later.

As for what’s next, that’s still unknown. KHQ has reached out to Isserlis’ attorneys.

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