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City of Yakima Appeals Reinstatement of Fired Cop

YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima City Manager Dick Zais is supporting his police chief, saying he doesn't agree with the finding that Sam Granato retaliated against one of his officers.

Zais released a statement saying it was his decision to fire Officer Mike Rummel, based on Rummel's conduct, behavior, and violation of a last-chance agreement.

Zais says, "...we do not feel that the chief in any way retaliated against the union, or was a factor in the discharge and termination of Officer Rummel... Mr. Rummel's termination is currently on appeal... a decision is pending."

Rummel has been ordered to be reinstated.

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