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City extends Spokane Police Chief search process

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

On Monday, the same day Craig Meidl was expected to be confirmed as Spokane's next police chief, the city announced they would be extending the search process.

Spokane Mayor David Condon worked with City Council to continue the police chief vetting process to put acting police chief Craig Meidl through the same process as the semifinalists considered by the selection committee.

6 Questions with Spokane's new Police Chief, Craig Meidl

Meidl will submit answers to the same written and video questions posed to the semifinalists during the evaluation process. The selection committee will be asked to consider Meidl's responses and bring four finalists for public vetting from the original list of semifinalists.

“Finding our next police chief is an important decision and we need to make sure our next chief will be the best possible fit for Spokane,” Condon said in a release.

Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl's second public forum

 The selection committee will recommend a list of finalists, who will be invited to participate in public interviews. The list will include up to four finalists.

City Council had planned to consider confirming Meidl Monday evening, now they will consider a motion to postpone confirmation while the process continues.

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