Both the city and BPD have a long history of hiring right-wing law firms to help pull political strings to get them out of trouble. Among other things, these law firm are also highly paid fixers with big political connections:
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office deferred ruling on the cause of death of a man struck by a Taser during a fight with Burbank police officers earlier this week, officials said Friday.
Coroner’s officials performed an autopsy on the body of Thomas Binkley — who police said went about 14 minutes without medical aid while authorities were in a standoff with his brother — but ordered additional tests, which could delay a ruling by up to nine months, said Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. He did not know which tests were ordered.
A few years ago GDC (and a lucrative multi-million dollar fee) got Burbank out of a very serious criminal/discrimination problem with the Department of Justice involving the same police department. They’re natural go-to fixers for the City of Burbank.
A conscientious council member should ask to see this month’s outside billings at the city attorneys office. Think we have any?
Great old story here.