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  • 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...
  • Police seek best-practices endorsement to restore public confidence

    The Burbank Police Department has embarked on a multiyear quest to achieve accreditation from an independent agency established by the U.S. Department of Justice. The process through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies is in...
  • City mulls extra eyes on police

    City mulls extra eyes on police
    City officials are recommending that the City Council hire two outside consultants to ensure that the Burbank Police Department emerges from officer misconduct investigations on solid footing. In his report to the Police Commission and City Council,...
  • Police face heightened scrutiny

    As Burbank moves to increase oversight of its Police Department, which is under federal investigation for officer misconduct and excessive use of force, the issue of transparency has emerged as key part of its strategy. At a joint meeting this week...
  • Man robs Citibank, escapes with undisclosed sum

    Burbank police officers were unable to find a man who robbed the Citibank at 360 E. Magnolia Blvd. on Monday. No weapon was seen, but according to police reports, he told the bank tellers he had a gun during the robbery, which occurred at 11:46 a.m. The...
  • Movie company accused of fraud

    Employees of a Burbank movie company face charges of conspiracy and fraud after allegedly bilking investors of $9 million to make independent films. An indictment from a federal grand jury this week focused on Q Media Assets LLC, located at 2301 W. Olive...
  • Prayer is not enough for councilmen

    Note to Mailbag contributor Bob Hastings, who believes he needs to pray more for his civic leaders (“Fuzzy reasoning from this council,” May 26). Don't waste your time. Instead, use your vote, the only power you have over them, to drum out...
  • Family of missing Burbank FBI agent launches own search

    Family of missing Burbank FBI agent launches own search
    The family of an FBI agent who disappeared from his Burbank home more than a month ago made an emotional plea on Wednesday for the public’s help in preventing the case from going cold. It was the second time the family of Special Agent Stephen...
  • Volunteer search effort for missing FBI agent comes up empty

    More than 30 people volunteered this past weekend to join in the ongoing search for FBI Special Agent Stephen Ivens, who disappeared from his Burbank home more than a month ago. The volunteers were “mostly strangers who cared enough to help us out,...
  • Man given life sentence in police officer's murder

    Man given life sentence in police officer's murder
    David A. Garcia, the man accused of killing Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka in November 2003, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges Tuesday. Garcia, 28, was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of...