- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former longtime Salt Lake City police chief Chris Burbank is taking a job with a law enforcement think tank.

The Center for Policing Equity said in a news release Tuesday that Burbank will manage relationships with partner police agencies, oversee a police review team and expand a justice database. The center is based in Los Angeles, but Burbank will remain in Salt lake City.

Burbank abruptly resigned as police chief in June, after clashing with mayor Ralph Becker about Becker’s handling of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the department.

Burbank, who was police chief for nine years, said he chose to step down after being told he would need to publicly read a prewritten apology about his handling of the harassment claim to avoid being fired.

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