SPOKANE, Washington — Former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub has filed a lawsuit against city officials, contending his civil rights were violated in his forced resignation.
Straub filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Mayor David Condon, city Administrator Theresa Sanders and city Attorney Nancy Isserlis.
The Spokesman-Review says the lawsuit contends that Condon and his administrators made "a series of contrived and uninvestigated accusations" against Straub.
The lawsuit says Straub has suffered permanent and irreparable damage to his reputation and the opportunity for future gainful employment.
Straub was forced out after he was accused of sexually harassing the former department spokeswoman, and of launching into tirades that some of his top administrators considered abusive.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com