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Yakima police chief candidates down to two

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- We continue to follow search for the new Yakima police chief. Interim City Manager Michael Morales has narrowed his choices down to two candidates.

It's now between Lieutenant Dominic Rizzi, a watch commander from Chicago, and Ellensburg Police Chief Dale Miller.

Morales visited Chicago last week to talk with people in Rizzi's department. He plans to do the same thing this week for Miller.

"Wanting to verify the work experiences and the relationships there, and talk to additional people who aren't necessarily on the references that you come across through subsequent conversations," says Morales.

Morales wants to know as much as possible about the two candidates before he picks a chief. He says he'll make his final decision within in the next ten days.