A second former Burbank police officer’s firing was questioned this week by an independent arbitrator, who ruled in an advisory decision that the officer fired for alleged misconduct during the Porto’s robbery investigation, which cost 10 officers their jobs, shouldn’t have been terminated, officials confirmed.
The officer was identified by multiple sources as Chris Canales, a former Los Angeles police officer who joined the Burbank force in 2000.
Without commenting specifically on the decision, Canales’ attorney Bill Seki said he was pleased with how the hearing was conducted.
“It was conducted fairly,” Seki said. “We are awaiting a final resolution in this matter. Chris has been frustrated, but is waiting for justice to be served.”