For the second time, Burbank has decided to continue fighting a jury verdict, this time involving a $150,000 award to an Armenian American police detective who said he was harassed and discriminated against because of his ethnicity.
Burbank City Atty. Amy Albano announced the decision, reached in closed session with the City Council, to appeal the verdict involving current police Det. Steve Karagiosian, who was awarded $150,000 in April.
In late March, Karagiosian testified in Los Angeles County Superior Court that detectives and sergeants in the police department regularly used derogative terms when referring to Armenians, including “towel heads.”