In what will come as a surprise to absolutely no one, the Spokane, Wash. City Council voted overwhelmingly to take Rachel Dolezal off the city’s volunteer police ombudsman commission.
The 6-0 vote came Thursday afternoon against Dolezal, the former president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, KREM-TV reported.
Dolezal was not the only casualty. The debris from Dolezal’s racial scandal also hit some of her compatriots as Mayor David Condon and Spokane Council President Ben Stuckart demanded two others to step down from the five-member commission. This is resultant of an independent investigation found the three commissioners acted improperly and violated government rules.
The evidence and interviews confirmed workplace harassment allegations and “a pattern of misconduct” by Dolezal, the chairwoman, and two other commissioners, the report said. The council accepted the resignation of one of those commissioners and voted to give the other more time to respond.
Dolezal, 37, of course, is the woman who sparked a national scandal after her family exposed her as a white woman who had pretended to be black for almost a decade and even involved family members in his deceitfulness.
In May, the city concluded that Dolezal abused her authority by trying to supervise the Office of Police Ombudsman personnel and she exemplified bias against law enforcement, despite rules requiring fairness and impartiality.