It’s way too late for most of this to do any good:
The Office of Independent Review Group — hired in 2012 to provide ongoing oversight to the Burbank agency, which was reeling from allegations of police brutality, racism and sexual harassment — will likely present its findings to the Burbank City Council this summer, according to the group’s chief attorney Mike Gennaco.
Gennaco will also review and suggest ways to improve the agency’s employee email audits, which in recent years excluded supervisors, including sergeants, lieutenants, captains, the deputy chief and police chief.
How about not allowing them to pre-delete the things they think might cause trouble?
This is what’s totally useless now:
An audit scheduled for this year is slated to include all ranks, with city officials eyeing Gennaco to review the emails of captains, the deputy chief and police chief.
“I need independence so that people believe it, because there’s a lot of mistrust at this point,” interim City Manager Ron Davis said Friday.
He’ll find nothing in the upper ranks now. Who’s crazy enough to keep them around for the audit?
The one good thing here is that Commissioner Diamond is now threatening to demand the names and addresses of the supposedly “outside” recipients of these Angel emails. Since no doubt they weren’t all sent beyond city hall, this is probably going to cause some minor to major wailing and lamentation down at the CA’s office. Especially if it turns out that Albano is lying about just who received these things in their inbox or who sent anything back.
And again, the Leader article (and the main subjects, apparently) made no reference to what we think are the most seriously damaging of these emails: the non-joke anti-Muslim screeds. That a high-level police exec would even think to hold such a ridiculously bigoted and lamebrain opinion about “devout” Muslims is scary.