Burbank Police Commission seeks more muscle

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From the Burbank Leader:

DOWNTOWN — Burbank Police Commissioners on Wednesday formally asked the City Council to expand their oversight powers in an attempt to prevent future police misconduct and shake off public scorn.

Commissioners, citing a stack of lawsuits from seven current and former officers alleging civil rights violations and internal misconduct, unanimously approved the request two weeks after they indicated they could no longer hang back while members of the community characterized them as acting oblivious to FBI and Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigations into the Police Department.

Also on Tuesday, Richard Kreisler, who provides legal advice to outside investigator James Gardiner, said at least 60 people had been interviewed as part of on the city’s independent probe since May, with delays attributed to scheduling conflicts and legal red tape associated with questioning prisoners.

A final report would be delivered to the city attorney’s office, Kreisler said.

Full story here.

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Written by Christopher Cadelago

October 29, 2009 at 10:41 am

Posted in burbank, politics

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