Judge: Yakima police officer will not repay $15,000 attorney fees

Judge: Yakima police officer will not repay $15,000 attorney fees
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima will not be allowed to collect money from one of its police officers following a legal battle over the release of his name on the city's impeachment list.

Yakima police officer Gary Garza wanted to stop his name from being published on the so-called "Brady List"

He wound up there after an internal investigation last year determined he broke YPD rules.

It means prosecutors must disclose Garza's previous misconduct whenever he's named as a witness in the case.

A judge last month ruled his name would remain on the list, but the city of Yakima wanted to make him repay its legal costs.

A judge ruled against that Friday.

Attorney Bob Tenney, who represented Yakima, said the attorney costs were high because of the complexity of the case.