For folks that don’t recall Lynden Smithson, a Prosecutor in Nancy Isserlis’s office, was placed on five weeks paid administrative leave around the same time that Captain Brad Arleth the target of the Furniture-gate intimidation by the Condon Administration was placed on paid administrative leave.
The difference between the Smithson case and the Arleth case is that a considerable about of time and money was spent investigating Captain Arleth, however there was NO, ZERO, NADA investigation of Lynden Smithson by Isserlis and the City of Spokane. The only evidence that anything was done as far as Smithson is concerned was a copy of the City’s Drug Testing Policy was disseminated to a few folks involved in the case. Of course whether or not a lack of investigation had to do with Smithson’s wife’s employment with Lawyer Rob Cossey, we don’t know. But there are many things about the Smithson case we don’t know, and obviously Mayor Condon doesn’t want us to know.
Here is some background:
As I have mentioned in the past I generally have to wait long periods of time for responses to my PRRs and in most cases Ms. Pfister responds late on a Friday. When I opened my email Sunday evening I found this, and responded this AM. To me it is very telling and should be a cause of concern for not only Citizens but also the Spokane City Council.
ON A SIDE NOTE:
Kip Hill of the SR submitted this story on June 26, 2016:
Hill, who now covers City Hall with the moving on of Nick Deshais, for the first time mentioned what I reported here first.
The story by Hill does show that Karen Stratton and perhaps most of the City Council have finally grasped the obvious, which is that the fears of cronyism, nepotism, and corruption which were expressed during the Charter change vote to the Strong Mayor form of government have come to fruition.
Good job Councilwoman Stratton…but there is a long way to go.
From the deletions in the comments section of Hill’s story it would appear that once again I was the brunt of negative comments from my apparently paranoid friends Andrew Scheldt and Sheila Chase, something I will deal with as time permits, but it will have to take a back-burner to some other stories I am working on, including some issues inside the SCSO, so stay tuned.
I REPORT YOU DECIDE!!!