Outgoing Indianapolis Public Safety Director Frank Straub has applied for a police chief position in Washington state.
Straub told RTV6's Jack Rinehart that he was asked to apply to lead the police department in Spokane, Wash., by the city's mayor.
KXLY-TV reported that Straub is one of 13 applicants for the position.
Straub, who announced his resignation in April prior to a potential no-confidence vote, will leave the office on Aug. 1.
Straub had been under fire in recent months amid continued fallout from the handling of a 2010 crash involving Indianapolis police Officer David Bisard that killed a motorcyclist and injured two more.
Still, Straub told RTV6 it was his choice to leave Indianapolis and hes been working on an exit strategy for months.
"I've probably pushed the envelope as far as I can push it. I'm proud of our accomplishments, Straub said. "Have I been a lightning rod? Absolutely. I am not going to deny that for a minute."
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