Spokane removes ex-NAACP leader from police commission

Spokane, Wash. — The Spokane City Council has voted to remove Rachel Dolezal, the former Spokane NAACP president, from the city’s volunteer police ombudsman commission.

KREM-TV reports the 6-0 vote came Thursday afternoon.

On Wednesday, Mayor David Condon and Spokane Council President Ben Stuckart called for Dolezal and two others to step down from the five-member commission after an independent investigation found the three commissioners acted improperly and violated government rules.

The report said the evidence and interviews confirmed workplace harassment allegations and “a pattern of misconduct” by Dolezal, the chairwoman, and two other commissioners. The council accepted the resignation of one of those commissioners and voted to give the other more time to respond.

The 37-year-old Dolezal resigned as head of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter this week after her parents said she was a white woman pretending to be black.