Lawyer threatens lawsuit against Sunnyside for termination letter

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -- Sunnyside Deputy Police Chief Phil Schenck's lawyer told Action news he threatened to sue Sunnyside if the city didn't rescind the termination.

Gary Lofland said a letter he sent to interim city manager Frank Sweet this week highlighted the threat.

He said that's when Sweet clarified in another letter that Schenck was in fact not fired.

To get all sides, KIMA once again tried to speak with Sweet. He told us it's a personnel matter and won't comment.