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Updated: FBI and U.S. Justice Dept. decline to file charges in BPD probe

After extensive investigations into the now infamous 2007 Porto’s Bakery robbery in Burbank, the FBI and the U.S. Department have declined to file charges against any police personnel. In 2009, The Feds began looking into allegations of excessive force and civil rights violation by Burbank police involved in the investigation of that robbery. Late yesterday, Burbank Police Chief, Scott LaChasse, sent out a letter about the Feds’ decisions to his department. The letter is posted on the Burbank Police website . During public comments at last night’s... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Police Chief Scott LaChasse waved to spectators during Burbank on Parade April 6, 2013

Scott LaChasse named permanent Burbank Police Chief

Scott LaChasse, who has been the interim police chief in Burbank since January of 2010, got the job permanently today. In a press release this morning, Interim City Manager, Ken Pulskamp made the announcement. “Chief LaChasse came to Burbank to offer stability to the City’s police department,” says Pulskamp. “He has done that and more, proving to me that he’s the individual most qualified to raise our police standards to the highest level and ensure they remain there.” “I am deeply honored by this appointment as Burbank’s Chief of Police... Read More →

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Burbank begins search for a new permanent police chief

  The search is on for a new permanent police chief in the city of Burbank. The announcement was made this morning in a press release, in which Interim Police Chief, Scott LaChasse, received generous praise from City Manager, Mike Flad: “… Chief LaChasse did an incredible job stabilizing a department in crisis.” Scott LaChasse came aboard as interim police chief back in January of 2010. Indeed, the BPD was in crisis facing lawsuits from current and former members of the force, low... Read More →

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