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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Karagiosian trial: Burbank police detective awarded $150K in discrimination case

    A jury today 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 in Los...
  • 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...
  • The point of the 2nd Amendment

    Kudos to Bryan Griem for his wise and balanced response in The Leader's “In Theory” column (“God, guns and country,” Dec. 29). His point that guns in the hands of a law-abiding citizenry are “peacemakers” stood in sharp...
  • Schiff hails legislation for DNA collection of those arrested for felonies

    Schiff hails legislation for DNA collection of those arrested for felonies
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Monday hailed the bipartisan support of a bill that would award grants to states that start programs to collect DNA samples of people arrested on suspicion of violent felonies. The legislation, which is headed to...
  • Convicted pimp accuses police of racial profiling and false imprisonment

    A convicted pimp has filed a $2.9-million lawsuit against the Burbank Police Department and the city claiming false imprisonment and racial profiling stemming from charges filed against him more than two years ago that were eventually dismissed. In...
  • Olive Avenue Confidential

    Olive Avenue Confidential
    This is the second in a two-part series. In last week's Olive Avenue Confidential, former Burbank mover and shaker Scott Schaffer spoke out publicly for the first time since his 2005 arrest and 13-month prison sentence for mixing drugs and guns with bad...
  • Mailbag: Answers show ignorance of spiritual leaders

    I have been trying to find words to express my disgust for the hate-filled diatribe of Bryan Griem, who chose not to answer the simple question regarding repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" with a spiritual answer, but filled his space by conjuring...