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Granger Police Chief defends department

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GRANGER, Wash - Despite allegations of corruption, Granger Police Chief Robert Perales says the Granger Police Department is not corrupt.

Wednesday night, members of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) said they collected over 50 documented complaints about Perales and the Granger Police Department.

According to LULAC some of the complaints included harassment, excessive use of force, intimidation and racial profiling.

"I am surprised, very surprised," said Perales. "I have never heard of any incidents. None of them have ever been reported to me. No abuse, harassment or racial profiling."

LULAC says they didn't bring the complaints to Granger police because the department is part of the problem.  Instead, they went to the State Attorney General's office, who is now investigating the complaints.

A spokesman for State Attorney General Rob McKenna told KNDO, they take the allegations very seriously.  

Perales says he wants to meet with the members of LULAC but they have not contacted him for a meeting.