Burbank police chief gets no confidence vote

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Burbank Police Chief Tim Stehr.

From the Burbank Leader:

DOWNTOWN — A group of police officers Thursday voted no confidence in Police Chief Tim Stehr, three days after he announced plans to retire at year’s end amid an FBI investigation into police misconduct and a growing stack of lawsuits against the city.

In a special meeting of the Burbank Police Officers’ Assn., 64 sworn officers — less than half of the union’s 163 active members — cast their no confidence votes Thursday at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center, said Det. Mike Parrinello, president of the association.

Fifteen other retired officers also joined to bring the vote to 79. While the group represented a minority of the union’s total membership, union leaders described the vote as an “unprecedented, but long overdue action.”

Full story here.

Written by Christopher Cadelago

November 13, 2009 at 1:27 pm

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