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Woodard, police union chief also remain on paid leave

Two other people connected to the David Brame case remain on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of criminal investigations.

They are Catherine Woodard, the assistant Tacoma police chief briefly appointed interim chief after the Brame shootings, and Tacoma police officer Patrick Frantz, president of police union Local 6.

Woodard was placed on leave amid questions about a visit she and Brame made to pick up Brame's children from his in-laws' house in Gig Harbor.

That investigation is continuing, said state attorney general spokesman Gary Larson.

For Frantz, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department has wrapped up its investigation of a threatening e-mail he is accused of sending to the local Web publisher who first reported on Brame's divorce proceedings.

A report will be sent to the attorney general's office, sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said. Larson said he had no estimate of how long it would take to review the report and reach a decision on charges.

Woodard earns $131,082 per year. Frantz earns $56,493 per year, not including overtime or longevity pay.



Jason Hagey and Kris Sherman, The News Tribune

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