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The City of Seattle Wasted $65,000 on Failed Whistleblower Witch Hunt

by Ansel Herz $65,000: gone. Eremin Sergey/Shutterstock An expensive City of Seattle investigation to hunt for a police whistleblower has failed. In a letter to the mayor today, Ethics and Elections Commission head Wayne Barnett said that after two months, the inquiry had "failed to yield any evidence pointing to the source of disclosure." Barnett told me he's waiting on an invoice from private investigator Patty Eakes, but said the witch hunt will cost the city "in the ballpark of $65,000.
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