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A judge on Wednesday denied Burbank's request to throw out a lawsuit filed by a former police officer who claims he was fired in retaliation for exposing alleged misconduct by his colleagues. The attorney for former officer Pete Allen hailed the judge&...
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A former police officer who filed a federal wrongful termination lawsuit against the city last month is dismissing the case for procedural reasons. Separate from the lawsuit filed in March, Elfego Rodriguez in December asked the court to reverse the...
A judge has put off ruling on the city's motion to dismiss a former Burbank police officer's wrongful termination lawsuit, saying she needs more time to evaluate the case. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Donna Fields Goldstein had been slated to...
A judge this week is slated to rule on the city’s request to dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former Burbank police officer. The officer, Pete Allen, was fired three years ago after he lied to internal investigators about...
Six reputed gang members have pleaded not guilty to charges that they stabbed a 21-year-old Pacoima woman last month in Burbank, officials said. The group includes four Los Angeles men — Juan Carlos “Pirana” Reyes, 19, Paul “...
A North Hollywood man who aimed a commercial-grade laser at a private airplane and a Pasadena police helicopter was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison. Adam Gardenhire, 19, pleaded guilty in October to one count of aiming the beam of a...
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A former Burbank police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the city alleging that he was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for suing the city four years ago for racial discrimination and harassment. The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S....
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Calling the complaint “frivolous and malicious,” a federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed against the Burbank Police Department in which a convicted pimp claimed false imprisonment and racial profiling stemming from charges filed against...
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The cost incurred by the city as it continues to defend itself against a slew of lawsuits filed by former and current police officers has hit $7.1 million and counting, officials announced recently. And most of the cases — which center on claims...
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...
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The woman who got into a scuffle with security officers at Bob Hope Airport when they tried to confiscate a container of applesauce and other snacks has until Jan. 16 to condense her claim, otherwise, a frustrated judge may throw it out of U.S. District...
A former police officer filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the city of Burbank in Los Angeles County Superior Court last week, roughly two weeks after a U.S. District Court judge ruled that the original claim did not belong in federal court....
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