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  • Burbank to appeal $1.29M verdict in former police chief's suit

    The Burbank City Council this week voted this week to appeal a nearly $1.3-million verdict awarded to former Deputy Police Chief William Taylor after he claimed in a lawsuit that he faced on-the-job retaliation. The move will prolong a case that 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, former police lieutenant appear headed to court over alleged stolen documents

    This post has been updated, see below for details. A lawsuit filed by the city against a former police lieutenant accused of stealing department records appears headed for trial, even though he returned the documents. Former police lieutenant Omar...
  • Taylor trial: City balks at timing of suit

    Defending the city against claims that former Burbank Deputy Chief of Police William Taylor was terminated after facing on-the-job retaliation from the department, attorneys this week called into question the reason for his lawsuit. Taylor alleges he was...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Suit aims to stop Walmart from setting up Burbank shop

    Suit aims to stop Walmart from setting up Burbank shop
    Three local residents have filed a lawsuit against the city to stop a Walmart from opening in Burbank, alleging the city illegally cleared the way to issue building permits to the world's largest retailer without adequately investigating the store's...