Former Det. Christopher Lee Dunn, who won the Medal of Valor as a Los Angeles police officer before joining the Burbank force, sued the department in July. He alleged in a 22-page complaint that he was subjected to racial taunts and retaliation before being unlawfully fired.
That was followed by a lawsuit in which attorneys for Dunn alleged City Atty. Dennis Barlow illegally released his personnel records to the media on the same day the former detective filed a wrongful termination and racial discrimination lawsuit. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Irving Shimer granted the city’s motion to strike the complaint.
In September, Capt. Bill Taylor filed a civil lawsuit against the city, alleging he was unfairly demoted from his post as deputy chief after he tried to compel the command staff to address a series of internal complaints.