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Edler Backs Judge's Decision


YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima Mayor Dave Edler is backing a judge's decision to keep fired police officer, Mike Rummel, out of the department.

Rummel had previously been reinstated, but that decision was overturned on Friday.

Edler says, "it's the right decision under the circumstances".

Rummel was fired back in 2005 for what Police Chief Sam Granato called "continued bad behavior". The police union is reviewing the most recent ruling and there is a chance they will appeal it.