Monday, November 9, 2009

Special Meeting for the Vote of No Confidence Nov 12, 2009

6:30PM UPDATE: Police Chief Tim Stehr Retiring Dec 31, 2009 (scroll down)

From the City Newsdesk: Burbank Police Chief to Retire



Burbank PD Chief to Retire Amid Probe

Updated: Monday, 09 Nov 2009, 10:55 PM PST
Published : Monday, 09 Nov 2009, 6:03 PM PST
Text Story by: Associated Press
Reporter: Gigi Graciette
Posted by: Tony Spearman

Burbank ( - The Burbank police chief says he is stepping down. Tim Stehr announced Monday that he is retiring and his last day on the job will be Dec. 31. His announcement comes a month after the FBI said it was investigating allegations of excessive force by several current and former officers in the department.

Police officers have filed least seven civil rights lawsuits accusing the department of racial discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

In a statement released by the city, Stehr admits that the department is facing "challenging times."

He joined the department in 1978 and became chief in 2007.

The San Fernando Valley suburb about 10 miles north of downtown Los Angeles has a population of 103,000.

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The Burbank Police Officers' Association, Board of Directors received a written request to call a Special Meeting to consider a vote of "no confidence" in Chief Tim Stehr.

Notification for the November 12, 2009, meeting was sent out last week.

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Police chief announces retirement

Burbank Leader / By Christopher Cadelago
Published: Last Updated Monday, November 9, 2009 5:48 PM PST


CITY HALL – Against the backdrop of waning support from rank-and-file officers and a frustrated City Council, Burbank Police Chief Tim Stehr on Monday announced his intent to retire effective Dec. 31.

The announcement came less than a week after City Councilman David Gordon called on his colleagues to direct the city manager to place Stehr on administrative leave amid an FBI investigation into police misconduct and a growing stack of lawsuits against the city.

The recent public suicide of police Sgt. Neil Thomas Gunn, who was named in an FBI probe into police misconduct along with several other officers, focused further scrutiny on the troubled department.

Stehr began in the Police Department in 1978 as a police cadet and served in number of positions before being named chief in 2007.

“It has been my absolute privilege to serve as chief in the City of Burbank,” Stehr said in a statement. “Our department is facing challenging times. The healing process will be a long one, but I have tremendous confidence in the brave men and women of our department and the citizens of this community. As I prepare to retire, I wish to thank all those who made the department’s success possible.”

An interim chief will assume duties no later than Jan. 1, with Stehr assisting in the transition for 30 to 60 days, City Manager Michael Flad said.

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11/10/09 UPDATE


Major Announcement! Burbank Police Chief Tim Stehr to retire!

Stehr needs to leave right now. Pronto

Larry Koch is in business with Lt. Eric Rosoff and Julie Scott’s husband. That disqualifies him from BPD top job

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Original October 29, 2009 post:


  1. We need to pray the new Chief has morals and values!

    For the community of Burbank, its officers and the trials ahead.

  2. Yes, and the families affected by all this too.

  3. God has promised that all things work together for good to those who love and serve Him faithfully (Romans 8:28).

    It may be difficult for us to see and understand how this is accomplished at times, but God has promised it, and He will deliver.

    I know in my heart because GOD said, he will make all wrongs right.

  4. The BPOA voted last night and the majority present voted for a vote of No Confidence, with only 7 against, 17 +/- not voting and 15+/- retiree's agreeing with the vote. About 1/2 of the officer's were not present, because they were told it was not necessary?

    Why? would they not encourage, instead of discouraging their votes. Seems to me that someone is still controlling the situation.

    I agree with both of you, pray for the people wearing the Blue uniform, healing and especially for the Gunn family in their hour of need.


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