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  • Jury awards former deputy police chief $1.3M

    A jury this week sided with former Deputy Police Chief William Taylor to the tune of nearly $1.3 million, siding with his claims that he was fired in retaliation for refusing to sign off on the terminations of minority officers. In his 2009 lawsuit,...
  • Following verdict, LaChasse calls for cohesion in police department

    With the first of a slew of lawsuits filed by current and former police officers against the city now concluded, Interim Police Chief Scott LaChasse this week acknowledged that a few in the ranks were not pleased with attempts to diversify the department....
  • 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...
  • Karagiosian trail: Jury sides with officer, awards $150K

    A jury on Thursday awarded an Armenian American police detective $150,000 for claims that he faced on-the-job discrimination and harassment because of his ethnicity, his attorney said. The detective who filed the lawsuit, Steve Karagiosian, testified...
  • Cops to make Latino inroads

    Burbank Police will host its first Spanish-language community academy next year. If it is successful, an academy in Armenian could follow. Police said they plan to reach to out to Spanish speakers to help them understand U.S. laws. They also hope to...
  • 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...
  • Burbank Walmart case has its trial date set

    Burbank Walmart case has its trial date set
    The legal battle to stop a Walmart from opening in Burbank is scheduled to go to trial on Aug. 17, when a judge will consider an injunction seeking to halt renovations at the new store site. The three Burbank residents seeking to stop the renovation...
  • Judge orders Burbank to pay former deputy chief's legal tab, appeal may be filed

    The attorneys who successfully represented a former deputy police chief in his retaliation lawsuit stand to get roughly $88,000 less than they expected from Burbank, which has been put on the hook for their legal fees after losing its case in court. In...
  • Court sides with Burbank in cop case

    A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss a claim filed by a former Burbank police detective alleging that his 1st Amendment rights were violated when he spoke out about police misconduct. But while the three-judge panel...
  • Inmate death ruled natural

    Inmate death ruled natural
    A 58-year-old male inmate from the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles who died Tuesday while getting medical treatment in Burbank was identified as Thomas Chu of Rosemead, officials said Friday. Coroners officials so far have ruled it a...
  • Consumer rights group condemns dismissal of former Burbank detective's lawsuit

    Claiming a federal appellate court's dismissal of a former Burbank police detective's lawsuit will have a “powerful chilling effect” on future whistleblowers, a consumer rights advocacy group on Tuesday asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of...
  • Trial for female Burbank cop alleging discrimination to start next week

    The trial for a lawsuit filed by Burbank Police Officer Cindy Guillen — who is alleging racial and ethnic discrimination, in addition to harassment due to her marital status and pregnancy — is expected to start next week after attorneys...