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  • Funding released to help Burbank monitor parolees

    Burbank is slated to receive $90,000 in state funding to help run a police task force monitoring individuals released from prison under the Public Safety Realignment Act, which redirected certain former inmates and parole violators from state to local...
  • Leader Editorial: Lawsuits could result from changing plan

    Although a majority of the Burbank City Council earlier this month passed the housing element of its general plan as required by law, it is in limbo — at least temporarily. The Jan. 7 vote was 3-1. Vice Mayor Dave Gordon was the sole dissenting...
  • Burbank residents come out against housing rule

    Dozens of Burbank residents, clad in matching T-shirts, poured into City Hall Tuesday to complain about the city allowing unlicensed group homes, which may include sober-living facilities, in residential neighborhoods. Earlier this month, the City...
  • Leader's court costs are $37,000 and rising

    City officials have yet to reach a decision on whether to appeal a court order to release individual employee bonus amounts, but the tab incurred by the Burbank Leader to obtain the information already stands at $37,000. Pending the outcome of a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...