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Glendale PD Puts 2 Additional Officers On Leave, Bringing Total To 8

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GLENDALE (CBS) — The Glendale Police Department has placed two more of its officers on administrative leave.

There are now eight total cases that are pending against members of the force.

Of the latest cases, one involves alleged sexual solicitation and the other involves allegations that an officer created a hostile work environment by pushing a colleague to join a lawsuit against the department, sources told the Los Angeles Times.

A Glendale police spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

The actions come a month after Glendale police placed six other officers on paid administrative leave for alleged incidents that included using a police vehicle for a trip to Las Vegas and a case of off-duty road rage, The Times reported.

Although police officials have refused to discuss the cases, the raft of disciplinary moves is part of what officials say is an effort by Glendale Police Chief Ronald De Pompa to enforce a zero-tolerance policy on police misconduct.

Sources familiar with the new cases, told The Times that one officer was placed on paid administrative leave after he allegedly engaged in solicitation. In the other case, an officer described by sources as a plaintiff in a pending civil discrimination lawsuit against the Glendale Police Department was also was taken off active duty after a colleague filed a complaint alleging a hostile work environment, the sources said.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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