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Rachel Dolezal investigated ethics rules, parents kids family ethnicity

Spokane lawmakers say that Rachel Dolezal broke ethics rules.

Spokane's mayor and city council president say in a joint statement, "The behavior is unacceptable and falls far short of what the community wants."

City leaders said Wednesday that Rachel Dolezal broke ethics rules while she was on the volunteer police oversight commission in Spokane, Washington. Dolezal used to be the president of the local NAACP chapter.

As part of a city investigation into a whistleblower complaint, Dolezal and two other commission members were being looked into. The complaint said that commission members had named people in public who had complained about police officers.

Rachel Dolezal investigated ethics rules, parents kids family ethnicity
Rachel Dolezal

The investigation found that the three members, including Dolezal, did name the residents in public, which was against what they had agreed to do.

The probe started on May 4, and the results came out at noon on Wednesday.

Spokane Mayor David Condon and Council President Ben Stuckart said in a joint statement posted on the city's website, "We are deeply disturbed by the facts in the independent investigator's report of findings." "The behavior is unacceptable and falls far short of what the community expects of volunteers who serve on City boards and commissions."

"The eight findings in the report criticize the behavior of chair Rachel Dolezal and commissioners Kevin Berkompas and Adrian Dominguez," the statement said. It has been sent to the City Council so they can look at it and decide what to do."

The terms of Berkompas, Dominguez, and Dolezal end in 2017, while Dolezal's ends on September 15, 2016.

Thursday, the Spokane City Council will meet to talk about the results and look at Dolezal's position on the commission again.

Dolezal quit as president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane on Monday. She was accused of pretending to be African-American, even though her birth certificate from Montana says she is Caucasian.

Dolezal has said in interviews since she quit that she is black, even though her parents say she is white and old pictures of her show her with blonde hair and darker skin.

"Well, I'm not white for sure. Being white doesn't say anything about who I am. So, what do you call it?" Dolezal told NBC News's Savannah Guthrie about this on Tuesday. "If you're black or white, I'm black. That's as close as I can get." I have more black skin than white skin."

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