He declined to comment further because it was a personnel matter.
Armendariz could not be reached for comment.
News of his termination came just days after his pre-disciplinary hearing with city management.
According to Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse, a second officer within the department was also placed on leave within the last few months, though he declined to name the person. That employee has already had a pre-disciplinary hearing, but the case remains ongoing.
Neither case involves allegations of criminal conduct, according to LaChasse.
Armendariz's leave came early last month, during the same week LaChasse was sworn in as the city's permanent police chief, a position he was appointed to in April.
The appointment had come as a surprise to Armendariz, who at the time called the move "disappointing" because city officials hadn't continued the police chief recruitment process that began last fall.
The search for a new chief was put on hold last September after the departure of City Manager Mike Flad.
Armendariz also opposed LaChasse's decision last fall to make permanent two captains and a deputy chief that were recruited from the Los Angeles Police Department. Armendariz contended that doing so bypassed Burbank's civil service system and passed over colleagues who had spent their entire careers working toward the promotions.
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