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FBI Investigating Burbank PD

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Oh look, the squares at the Burbank Police Department are being investigated by the FBI and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after seven members of the force, current and former, have filed lawsuits regarding human resource issues, sexual harassment and racial discrimination. The latest lawsuit filing comes from a captain who says he was demoted after pushing for an internal investigation on other officers' misconduct. Although the city's leadership stayed mute on it for months, on Tuesday Mayor Gary Bric said "the City Council is taking every step possible to make sure all of the issues are identified" and "dealt with in a manner that ensures they are never repeated," according to the Daily News. "These are all very serious allegations, and I think it is clear to everyone that the Police Department is facing some major challenges."