Dominguez submits Ombudsman Commission resignation

Council schedules Thursday legislative session to accept resignation

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

The Spokane City Council will hold a special legislative session on Thursday afternoon to consider the resignation of Adrian Dominguez from the independent citizen Police Ombudsman Commission.

Dominguez, who was one of three subjects of third-party investigative findings related to a whistleblower complaint, submitted a letter of resignation to the City Council today. The letter indicates his resignation is effective immediately. The City Council will take action on the resignation tomorrow at 3 p.m. during a special legislative session.

Rachel Dolezal was removed from the commission last week by the City Council, which also accepted the resignation of Kevin Berkompas. Dominguez, who was traveling and asked for additional time to review the report filed earlier this month by the independent investigators, was granted a one-week extension. The investigation returned a total of eight findings, seven involving Dolezal, six involving Dominguez and four involving Berkompas.

Applications are being accepted for the two at-large vacancies on the commission until July 3. Both have two-year terms and are open to City residents. The City will accept applications for the third position, which has a three-year term, until July 10. Applicants for that position must live in Council District 3.

Application materials are available at Applications should be submitted to the Mayor’s Office by mail to 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201 or email to All positions must be approved by the City Council.