SPOKANE, Wash, -

Spokane Mayor David Condon presented his draft ordinance Wednesday that outlines the position of police ombudsman.

The ordinance allows for the ombudsman to conduct investigations alongside Internal Affairs and outlines the creation of the police ombudsman commission.

Condon said the ordinance is important for the city moving forward.

"Frankly this ordinance gets us to what I believe is our definition of independence and allows us again to utilize that information that is garnered during those investigations to truly do what the public wants which is that oversight," he said.

The commission will also have the power to initiate third party investigations if needed.

If the ordinance is passed by city council the ombudsman will report to the commission.