Yakima Police Department and DEA Patch-up Rocky Relationship
YAKIMA, Wash-- The Yakima Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have patched-up their rocky relationship.
The two agencies agree that they have a better chance of tackling Yakima's illegal drug problems if they work together. YPD will continue to monitor local "drug houses" and assist with DEA investigations in major drug trafficking.
The relationship between the two agencies became strained last year when Chief Granato raised concerns about DEA personnel.
A DEA investigation was reviewed by the city. The investigation showed no misconduct. Now, the relationship between the two agencies will be cooperative again.
Chief Granato is currently at a conference in Seattle and we were unable to reach him for comment. In a written statement Granato said the two agencies did work together when needed during the investigation on DEA personnel.