It looks as though Granite Falls has more investigations going on than first thought.
Mayor Haroon Saleem is under investigation by the three-person Granite Falls Civil Service Board. In March of this year, Police Chief Tony Domish and the full-time police officers in the Granite Falls Police Department, signed a letter asking for the investigation by the Civil Service Board.
The police officers allege that Saleem may have released the name of a reserve police officer working undercover inside the Timberline Café, Saleem’s business.
Other allegations include Saleem threatening to fire police officers.
At a March 17, city council meeting, Chief Domish declared at the public meeting that Saleem had told one of his officers that Saleem was going to fire the chief.
However, the officer was in the council meeting and when asked directly whether the mayor had said that, the officer stated that Saleem had not said that to him.
The letter to the Civil Service Board was dated March 11, less than a week before the city council meeting. On April 23, Domish was put on paid administrative leave by Saleem pending an investigation by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office.
The city’s attorney sent a statement saying, “At the written request of the city, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal affairs investigation concerning certain alleged actions and inactions of Chief Domish only. An internal affairs investigation is not a criminal investigation.”