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VIDEO: Former Spokane Chief comes forward as 'John Doe' in Blackhawks investigation

by Patrick Henkels, KREM 2 News
| October 28, 2021 11:10 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. — Former Spokane Chief Kyle Beach has revealed himself as the “John Doe” in the Chicago Blackhawks’ sexual assault investigation.

According to the Associated Press, Beach stated that he was sexually assaulted by an assistant coach with the Blackhawks organization back in 2010. His accusations were ignored by his team and the league just days before the Blackhawks won its first Stanley Cup since 1961. Now, 11 years later, the NHL team is facing serious consequences.

Beach accused the franchise and the NHL for failing to respond to this incident in a timely manner. The Blackhawks have been fined $2 million for “the organization’s inadequate internal procedures and insufficient and untimely response.”

According to CBS News, this investigation has had serious ramifications for the franchise’s front office, as President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Stan Bowman announced Tuesday that he was resigning when news of the assault surfaced.

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Kyle Beach comes forward as 'John Doe' in Chicago Blackhawks investigation

Former Spokane Chief Kyle Beach has revealed himself as the “John Doe” in the Chicago Blackhawks’ sexual assault investigation.

Former Spokane Chief Kyle Beach has revealed himself as the “John Doe” in the Chicago Blackhawks’ sexual assault investigation.

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