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City to complete routine internal investigation in Chism matter

SPOKANE, Wash. - Following the Stevens County Prosecutor's decision today not to file charges against Spokane firefighter Todd Chism, the City of Spokane now will proceed with an internal investigation into the matter, per standard protocol.

The City will request access to the Washington State Patrol's investigative file so the City's Fire Department and Human Resources Department can initiate an administrative investigation, which will focus on whether there were any violations of City policies and procedures.  An administrative investigation is routine following criminal investigations of City employees.

Chism remains on administrative leave.  He is a Fire Department Station Lieutenant who has worked for the city for nearly 20 years.

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