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City Appealing Rummel's Reinstatement

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- The City of Yakima will appeal the reinstatement of fired police officer Mike Rummel today.

Rummel was fired back in 2005 and since then, a judge ruled that he should be given his job back.

City Manager Dick Zais has previously stated that he doesn't know how Rummel could return to work because a restraining order prevents him from entering the police station. The restraining order was filed by his ex-girlfriend, who works for the Yakima Police Department.

In May, the city avoided a lawsuit from Rummel. It was ruled that they did not violate anti-discrimination laws when he was fired.