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June 29, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russell Siverling, the Alhambra police chief who is a lead representative for a delegation of Los Angeles County chiefs in federally sponsored talks with minority community leaders over police conduct, is a defendant in a racial bias lawsuit filed by one of his four black officers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1997 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After months of often contentious debate, Russell Siverling will be sworn in as Glendale's new police chief today by the Glendale City Council. "I'm elated about this job," Siverling said Monday, his first day on the job. "Glendale is a premier community with a respected police force and an active community." The ceremonial swearing-in comes 26 years to the day after Siverling began his law enforcement career as an officer for the Alhambra Police Department.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1997 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After months of often contentious debate, Russell Siverling will be sworn in as Glendale's new police chief today by the Glendale City Council. "I'm elated about this job," Siverling said Monday, his first day on the job. "Glendale is a premier community with a respected police force and an active community." The ceremonial swearing-in comes 26 years to the day after Siverling began his law enforcement career as an officer for the Alhambra Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russell Siverling, the Alhambra police chief who is a lead representative for a delegation of Los Angeles County chiefs in federally sponsored talks with minority community leaders over police conduct, is a defendant in a racial bias lawsuit filed by one of his four black officers.
NEWS
June 9, 1988
Russell Siverling, 39, was sworn in as police chief and director of public safety Tuesday, succeeding Joe Molloy, who left Alhambra to become Anaheim police chief. City Manager Kevin Murphy appointed Siverling to the position, which also includes supervision of the Fire Department. Siverling joined the Police Department nearly 17 years ago and has served as a captain for 2 1/2 years.
NEWS
June 13, 1991
A citywide advisory election on whether to build a new police station and jail has been set for Sept. 17. The election will ask residents whether Alhambra should build the new facility next to the Municipal Court and City Hall. Police Chief Russell Siverling told the City Council Monday that the building and related expenses would cost about $24 million. City Manager Kevin J. Murphy said that while the vote would not be binding, the council has pledged to abide by the decision of the voters.
NEWS
March 4, 1993
Alhambra Police are towing vehicles of motorists who have five or more unpaid parking tickets and are caught parking illegally again. "The great majority of our residents and visitors take our parking laws pretty seriously," Police Chief Russell Siverling said. "It's not fair to them if a small number of scofflaws run up large tabs with the city for unpaid parking tickets." Parking tickets issued before 1991 carry a $20 fine, and later tickets cost $22.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1997
The Glendale City Council on Wednesday named Alhambra Police Chief Russell Siverling as Glendale's newest chief of police. Siverling, chief for nine years in Alhambra, was one of three finalists for the position and beat out candidates from the Los Angeles and Modesto police departments, according to those involved in the selection process. Siverling was approved on a 3-2 vote. "I feel very strongly that Mr. Siverling will make an excellent chief," Mayor Larry Zarian said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1992
Alhambra has agreed to pay an African-American police officer $79,000 to settle a 1991 racial discrimination lawsuit. As part of the settlement, Officer Bradley Sheffield, 31, is to resign from the Police Department, where he had worked for seven years and had been on unpaid leave since last year. Sheffield's suit accused Chief Russell Siverling and the department of fostering a hostile environment that included racial slurs and threats.
NEWS
March 14, 1991
To encourage children who are crime victims or witnesses to cooperate with investigators, the Police Department will hand out stuffed animals and other toys to children. A nonprofit group in Orange County, Project Cuddle, is donating the toys to the department, which will then present them to children who have been abused or abandoned, or who have witnessed crimes where their testimony is needed. The group has already given toys to 20 Orange County cities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1997
Police Capt. Leon Burrus will become interim head of the city's Police Department next month with the departure of Chief Russell Siverling, a city official said. City Manager Julio Fuentes said he selected the Alhambra police veteran to take command of the 168-employee department. Siverling leaves Dec. 1 to become police chief in Glendale. "We are . . .
NEWS
December 5, 1993
In an effort to focus attention on deaths and injuries caused by drunk and drugged drivers, the Alhambra Police Department will turn on police vehicle headlights on Tuesday. "Lights for Life" will honor those killed or injured by those driving under the influence and is jointly sponsored by the California Office of Traffic Safety and the California Coalition Against Driving Under the Influence. Last year, drunk drivers caused 48,969 injuries and 1,832 deaths in California, according to state officials.
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