It is a legacy the city of Yakima has not quite shaken yet; lawsuits involving former police chief Sam Granato. A Yakima County judge heard yet another case Tuesday from an officer claiming mistreatment and retaliation on the job under the former chief.

It is a reminder of the Yakima Police Department's controversial past.

Yakima Police Officer Rich Fowler claims he was the target of retaliation when Sam Granato ran the department. An attorney representing Yakima argues that Fowler's claims are not justified. A judge will ultimately decide.