Key phrase, for me:
City spokeswoman Sylvia Palmer Mudrick said the chief cannot be fired while on medical leave.
I don't know if you've read anything about this story. A young schizophrenic homeless man was beaten to death by some Fullerton police officers. He was well known in the area and people say he was harmless. The picture taken of him just before he died is so sad. You can't recognize him.
And the official response has been horrendous. The Chief of Police should be fired. "Medical leave" is a cop out. He's running away from his responsibility to the citizens.