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Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- Police Chief Scott LaChasse spoke at Burbank City Council meeting May 9, 2017

Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse has health episode

Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse reportedly recovering today after suffering a health episode at an event in Glendale yesterday. LaChasse collapsed around noon while attending the Glendale Police Awards luncheon at the Hilton Hotel. Emergency personnel in the room rushed to his aid. A short time later, LaChasse regained consciousness, but was taken away to a nearby hospital. LaChasse has probably undergone a series of medical tests, however, the Burbank Police Department is saying very little about his condition. Today BPD Press Information Officer, Sergeant Derek Green, told me in... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Councilman Will Rogers requested additional information about controversial emails during Burbank City Council meeting May 10, 2016

Controversial emails and the Burbank City Council

The Tom Angel email scandal is not on the city council meeting agenda tonight, but that does not mean the controversy and the issues sparked by it are dead in Burbank. Some had hoped the council would call on Police Chief, Scott LaChasse, at the Tuesday, May 10 meeting, to explain how his ex-second-in-command, Tom Angel, got only a “slap on the hand” for forwarding derogatory emails.  A report last month in the Los Angeles Times made those emails public. The uproar that followed forced Angel to resign from... Read More →

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Photo courtesy BPD Twitter -- Deputy Chief Tom Angel and Chief Scott LaChasse at Angel's farewell event in Burbank June 23, 2015

Will Tom Angel scandal come up at city council tonight?

Will the Tom Angel scandal come up at the Burbank City Council meeting tonight? There doesn’t appear to be an item related to the scandal on tonight’s agenda.  However, there is evidence that City Hall officials recently received information related to the scandal. On May 1, the news broke that Angel had resigned as Chief of Staff at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department due to an avalanche of criticism surrounding the revelation he had forwarded some emails, which disparaged, mocked, or degraded certain groups while Deputy Police Chief at the... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- A humorous remark from author James Ellroy gets a reaction from Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse at Burbank Police and Fire Headquarters June 4, 2013

Scott LaChasse sworn in as Burbank police chief

Finally, it’s a done deal. Under overcast skies and before a large crowd on the steps of Burbank Police and Fire Headquarters, 200 North Third Street, Police Chief Scott LaChasse was sworn in by Los Angeles County District Attorney, Jackie Lacey. The swearing-in ceremony was attended by local residents, city employees, dignitaries, officials and law enforcement personnel from throughout the state. As the MC, author James Ellroy, kept the ceremony upbeat and light with his humorous quips. Ellroy is a successful crime fiction writer of novels like The Black Dahlia... 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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FLLewis/Media City G -- City Council candidate Bob Frutos spoke at a "meet and greet" event on North Orchard Drive in Burbank March 21, 2011

Burbank campaign news: General Election ballots mailed out today, candidates Gabel-Luddy and Frutos on the hunt for votes

 The ballots for the April 12 Burbank General Elections were mailed out today. Burbank City Clerk, Margarita Campos, says the ballots were sent to all 55, 975 registered voters in the city. Meanwhile, the two City Council candidates on the ballot are burning up the campaign trail. Last Sunday, Bob Frutos and Emily Gabel-Luddy, along with about two dozen other residents, braved the stormy weather to attend the “Police and Human Relations” event at the Buena Vista Library; where Burbank Police Chief, Scott LaChasse, gave a frank and informative presentation... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Buena Vista Library 300 North Buena Vista Street in Burbank

Coming up this weekend in Burbank…

“Maple Syrup”  Saturday The community is invited to a big breakfast fundraiser for the Venture Crew 201 Boy Scouts, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 19, at the Light House (formerly Magnolia Park United Methodist Church) in the Fellowship Hall at 2828 West Magnolia Blvd, Burbank. The “everything you can put syrup on” breakfast includes, pancakes, corn fritters, French toast, waffles, along with sausages, eggs, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milk  all for a $5 donation. Oh, breakfast will be... Read More →

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