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Briefly in public safety: Officer murder hearings delayed

December 04, 2010

In a trial defined more by continuances than action, the case against the man indicted for the November 2003 murder of Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka was continued again this week to March 7.

The court will hear defendant David Garcia's motion alleging officer misconduct during his arrest.

On Thursday, Garcia's lawyer filed a motion with the court for additional documents and information from the offices of the Burbank city attorney and Los Angeles County district attorney, but the judge ordered him to return with a more specific request.

Garcia, 19 at the time of the murder, was indicted in April 2004 on one count each of murder, attempted murder, possession of a controlled substance for transportation and five counts for weapons violations.


Police looking for flasher

Burbank Police Department has issued a warning following two reported indecent exposure incidents in the valley area of the city.

In both reports, two or more women were walking together when the man — described as white or Latino, 6 feet tall, and with a shaved or bald head — called out or whistled to get their attention. One incident occurred at 1 p.m. and the other at 11:30 p.m., both by a man wearing a white shirt and tie, according to police.

The man was seen near North Buena Vista Street between Jeffries Avenue and West Chandler Boulevard and the intersection of West Magnolia Boulevard and North Hollywood Way.

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