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SLC Mayor sends email to residents on police chief’s ouster

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Posted at 10:09 AM, Jun 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-15 19:50:50-04

SALT LAKE CITY — In an email to residents over the weekend, Mayor Ralph Becker defended his decision to ask for Police Chief Chris Burbank’s resignation over his handling of sexual harassment allegations within the department.

Read the email here:

An email from SLC Mayor Ralph Becker to residents on the resignation of police chief Chris Burbank.

An email from SLC Mayor Ralph Becker to residents on the resignation of police chief Chris Burbank.

In an interview with FOX 13 last week, Burbank defended his decisions in the sexual harassment case involving his former deputy chief Rick Findlay. Meanwhile, an attorney for the three officers claiming sexual harassment said the city had failed to respond to a notice of claim and a lawsuit was likely pending.

Late Monday, interim Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown released a statement of his own.

Read the statement here:

A statement by Interim Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown

A statement by Interim Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown (click to enlarge)