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Police union unsatisfied with city's investigation of chief

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YAKIMA--The Yakima Police Patrolman's association calls the investigation of harassment charges against the city's chief of police "defective."

Wednesday, City Manager Dick Zais and an investigator cleared Chief Sam Granato of allegations he created a hostile work environment for YPD Officer John Moore and Captain Rod Light.

Now, the union wants a new study.  They claim the investigator's employer may have had to foot the bill if Granato was found guilty.

But, Zais said the investigator's firm only provides administrative analysis and is an independent third party.

Union leaders believe the investigator left important information out of his report, and they want the city to hand it over.

"There were 12 or 13 people that were interviewed at length about this allegation and some other things that came [up during the interviews]," Sgt. Lloyd George, the Vice President of the YPPA, said.  "We didn't get copies of that."

Zais said the investigator recorded his interviews and put all the relevant information in the report, and tells us the union got the entire report.

Zais does not plan to conduct another investigation.

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