FBI opens investigation into Burbank PD

This from the Burbank Leader:

CITY HALL — Four days after the city released a statement calling the latest lawsuit filed against its Police Department “baseless and disingenuous,” Mayor Gary Bric on Tuesday said the FBI was investigating the allegations.

He also announced that the Burbank Police Department was being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which was to turn over its findings to the county district attorney’s office, paving the way for the city to bring in its own outside attorney to review the allegations.

Seven current and former members of the Burbank Police Department have filed lawsuits since May, claiming everything from unfair demotion and retaliation, to sexual harassment and racial discrimination.

Shooting range suicide

From the Burbank Leader

Police said a man apparently shot himself in the head Friday while at the
Firing Line Indoor Shooting Ranges on North Lake Street at about 12:50
p.m.

The man, whom Burbank Police did not identify, was dead on
arrival.

Police officers have closed the site at 1060 N. Lake St. to the
public as they investigate whether the shooting was an accident or suicide.