Wednesday, August 22, 2012

CITY HALL EYEBALL: Mahoney out of Spokane police chief search, leaving Straub as only finalist

Posted on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 8:52 AM

San Francisco Police Captain Daniel Mahoney, one of two finalists for the job of Spokane police chief, confirmed this morning that Spokane Mayor David Condon did not offer him the job.

That leaves one finalist: Indianapolis Public Safety Director Frank Straub.

"I cannot confirm anything," city spokeswoman Marlene Feist replied when asked if Straub was the new chief. The city has a press conference scheduled for this afternoon to announce the pick, she says. 

Earlier this month, Condon narrowed down the candidates for the job from four finalists to two, then visited both San Francisco and Indianapolis. Though there was grumbling from some law enforcement officers tasked with vetting the candidates, Condon announced that he was comfortable with either Straub or Mahoney leading the department.

In an interview with The Inlander on Tuesday morning, Condon reiterated that he would announce the new chief by the end of the month. Mahoney says that the mayor called him later that day and told him that he wouldn't get the job.

Mahoney says he plans to stay with SFPD, though he may apply for other jobs in the future. 

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