Supreme Court de­nies ap­peal from ex-Spokane chief

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The U.S. Supreme Court has de­clined to hear an ap­peal by for­mer Spokane Po­lice Chief Frank Straub al­leg­ing due process vi­o­la­tions in his ouster from the city.

The Spokesman-Re­view re­ports the court’s de­ci­sion last week ends the case. The for­mer chief al­leged that the pub­lic re­lease of a let­ter from po­lice brass con­tain­ing ac­cu­sa­tions of harass­ment dam­aged his rep­u­ta­tion, and that he was not af­forded the op­por­tu­nity to de­fend against those claims be­fore his dis­missal from the city in 2015.

A fed­eral judge ruled against Straub in 2016, and a fed­eral ap­peals court panel up­held that de­ci­sion last sum­mer.

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