Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Straub's cushy job, and other news of the day

Posted By on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 9:25 AM

click to enlarge Mayor David Condon and Police Chief Frank Straub in happier times
  • Mayor David Condon and Police Chief Frank Straub in happier times

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$22 a word
Former police chief Frank Straub is finished with his homework, the Spokesman-Review writes. For writing less than a local journalist writes in a week over three months, Straub was paid more than a local journalist makes in a year. He did, however, use the space to level accusations at the police department, explaining that the "old guard" was hurting reform efforts. “I tried to break the ‘stranglehold’ these officers had on the department, in the end, it contributed to my termination, as it ended the tenure of previous chiefs," Straub wrote.

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