Flad said the community, the council and city management want additional oversight of the Police Department. Gennaco could become a long-term solution in the event of future uses of deadly force, Flad said.
“The common thought is the Police Commission should oversee any use of force, and maybe there is a citizen component to it,” Flad said. “But maybe the citizen looks at what Gennaco does — so we get an independent outside assessment, and then that’s what’s reviewed by the Police Commission.”
Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse said Gennaco would review the manner in which the department has investigated the two officer-involved shooting and the jail suicide.