GRANGER — The former police chief of here is fighting to keep his police credentials after he was convicted of lying under oath earlier this year.
Former Granger Police Chief Robert Perales requested a hearing to challenge the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission’s decision in October to revoke his police credentials.
Perales was convicted for statements he made during a hearing on a no-contact order sought by his former girlfriend. He was initially charged with felony perjury and stalking, but those charges were dropped after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Bill Pickett, the attorney representing Perales, says the commission unfairly considered the initial felony charges when it made its decision.
A date for the hearing has not yet been scheduled.