The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department had planned to turn over the investigation — which focused on an alleged assault by a member of the Burbank Police Department — in November. Part of the latest delay stemmed from requests for additional interviews with prisoners, sources close to the investigation said.
Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse and City Atty. Dennis Barlow on Thursday said their departments had no additional information on the sheriff’s investigation.
Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said the Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau does not disclose specific information on active investigations. It handles more than 100 criminal investigations a year, he said.
Sheriff’s investigators were brought in last year to investigate the Burbank Police Department for allegations of excessive use of force and other misconduct.
Burbank officials also launched their own investigation focusing on responses to the December 2007 robbery of Porto’s Bakery. That investigation has yielded at least 10 discipline notices to officers, and the termination so far of a veteran police lieutenant.
FBI officials in September confirmed they were investigating allegations of excessive force and civil rights violations by officers.