The City of Spokane recently lost critical evidence in a pending lawsuit,
then tried to issue a gag order to stop the case from being discussed
in the media.
"A case with missing evidence is rare. A gag order is even rarer.
This case has both.
Sweetser has publicly challenged the city for its aggressive legal strategy
before, forcing changes. He sees this as another chapter in the years
of city-wide debate over the city’s legal and risk-management strategies
— beginning with the Otto Zehm scandal in 2006."
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