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Reno Hired Private Investigator To Check Out Strip Clubs

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno's city attorney hired a private investigator to go undercover to strip clubs to look for illicit behavior, and now other officials are wondering what the investigator found.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that other city officials were surprised when a City Council member disclosed the existence of the investigation and a report during a council meeting.

Councilwoman Jenny Brekhus said she learned of the report during a staff briefing on a proposed ordinance to crack down on downtown strip clubs.

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Brekhus wants the report made public. She says it could bolster the city's position in expected lawsuits challenging the ordinance if there's evidence of negative consequences from strip clubs.

City lawyers say the investigation was commissioned under attorney-client privilege to help defend the city against current and potential litigation.