As testimony wrapped up Monday in the trial for an Armenian American Burbank police detective who alleged he was harassed and faced discrimination, a psychiatrist hired by the city described him as narcissistic and deeply insecure.
Det. Steve Karagiosian, who was evaluated by psychiatrist Lester Michael Zackler for the city, was described in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday as “detail oriented” and a “perfectionist” who also had a “defensive, paranoid stance.”
All of those attributes combined to creating a need to “puffing oneself up,” Zackler testified.
He added that Karagiosian did not have any significant medical problems or emotional disorders.
On Monday, Superior Court Judge Joanne O'Donnell struck testimony from a psychologist for Karagiosian’s legal team because she said defense attorneys for the city had not received his report beforehand.