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  • Federal officials arrest Burbank officer in alleged scheme

    Federal officials arrest Burbank officer in alleged scheme
    Federal authorities arrested a Burbank police officer Tuesday for his involvement in an alleged extortion scheme involving his girlfriend's estranged husband, state prosecutors and the FBI said. Anthony Valento, a 17-year veteran of the Burbank Police...
  • Update: Burbank officer makes bail, leaves federal custody

    Update: Burbank officer makes bail, leaves federal custody
    A Burbank police officer and his girlfriend were released from federal custody Wednesday following their arrests on charges of lying to federal authorities during an investigation into an alleged extortion scheme involving the woman and her estranged...
  • Attorney begins review of police

    Attorney begins review of police
    Greater scrutiny of deadly force, in-custody deaths and other incidents begins today for a Police Department eager to emerge from a rocky period of discrimination and misconduct allegations. The roughly $180,000, three-year agreement approved by the...
  • Suit involving former police officer filed against the city

    As the police department pushes forward with layers of independent oversight and monitors to restore public confidence, yet another lawsuit involving a former police officer has been filed against the city. Former Burbank Police Det. Pete Allen has...
  • Officer's suit claims he was fired over discrimination, sexual harassment concerns

    The first of several lawsuits filed against Burbank by current and former police officials went to trial this week, with the attorney for an ex-deputy police chief calling what took place in the department one of the most “egregious” cases...
  • Burbank police continue search for three robbers who posed as FBI agents

    Burbank police continue search for three robbers who posed as FBI agents
    Police are searching for three armed men who after falsely identifying themselves as FBI agents, forced their way into a home and stole $20,000 in cash early Wednesday morning. At about midnight Wednesday, the men — who police said wore ski masks...
  • Hearing scheduled for man accused of killing Burbank offiicer, injuring another

    After years of postponements, a pre-trial hearing is scheduled next month for David Garcia, the man accused of killing Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka in November 2003. A routine stop outside the Ramada Inn that year escalated into an exchange...
  • Crime rate falls 1% in 2010

    Burbank made it through 2010 without a single homicide, according to year-end figures released this week by the Police Department. And despite a sharp increase in the reported incidents of prostitution, the overall crime rate fell 1%during Police...
  • Burbank accountant accused of stealing from assemblyman's campaign fund

    A Burbank accountant who has worked as a campaign treasurer for many prominent California Democrats is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the election fund of Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana), according to a criminal complaint...
  • Police Chief: overhaul in progress

    Police Chief: overhaul in progress
    Twenty months into the job as police chief, Burbank’s top cop continues working to modernize a department besieged by lawsuits and investigations into misconduct and excessive use of force by the FBI and Los Angeles County sheriff's department....
  • Burbank woman rallies for cruise ship safety

    When boarding cruise ships next year, guests will see safety improvements that were the result of lobbying efforts by a Burbank woman and the international organization she helms. Jamie Barnett, president of International Cruise Victims Assn. Inc., spent...
  • Outsider tapped for commission job

    The City Council this week filled the lone vacancy on the Police Commission with a candidate with extensive experience working with film and TV studios. In doing so, the council passed over Robert Frutos — the former chairman of the commission...