John Burris

Police-involved Shooting

The Family Of Man Shot By Richmond Police Officer May Sue For Wrongful Death

The family of a man shot and killed by a Richmond police officer last week believes the officer is lying about what happened.

09/20/2014

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Lawsuit Accuses San Jose Police Of Delaying Medical Attention To Teen Who Died From Stray Bullet

A San Jose family is blaming San Jose police for the death of a teen killed by a stray bullet at a house party last year.

09/05/2014

Alex Nieto vigil protest rally Bernal Heights

Lawsuit Filed As Community Rallies For Man Shot Dead By San Francisco Police In March

Friends and family of the man shot and killed by San Francisco police in March hosted a sunrise ceremony in the Bernal Heights neighborhood Friday morning to honor Alejandro Nieto.

08/22/2014

Alameda County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man armed with this bat in a San Lorenzo home. (Alameda County Sheriff)

Family Of Bat-Wielding San Lorenzo Man Shot Dead In Home By Deputies Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

The family of a San Lorenzo man who was fatally shot by Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies at his home in February has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that deputies knew he was disabled […]

08/22/2014

Still frame of YouTube video shows two Salinas police officer moments before fatally the man in the center who allegedly waved gardening shears. (Curtis McHenry/YouTube)

Family Members Of Men Shot And Killed By Salinas Police Ask For Federal Investigation

Family members of two men shot and killed by Salinas police are asking for a U.S. Justice Department investigation into the shootings, claiming a pattern of police brutality.

07/29/2014

Video frame shows CHP officer beating a woman alongside Los Angeles freeway. (David Diaz)

Oakland Civil Rights Lawyer John Burris To Represent Woman Captured On Video Getting Beaten By CHP Officer

Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris has joined the legal team representing a woman who was repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol officer while she was pinned down on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

07/07/2014

Oakland Shooting Scene

Oakland Agrees To $110,000 Settlement After 2012 Fatal Police Shooting

The City of Oakland has agreed to a $110,000 settlement with the family of an 18-year-old man who was shot and killed by police during a foot chase in East Oakland.

06/04/2014

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Settles Lawsuit: 5 Men Detained With Oscar Grant To Get $175,000

BART has settled a lawsuit brought by five men who were detained with Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Station platform in Oakland when he was fatally shot.

05/20/2014

An SFPD cruiser. (AP)

San Francisco Police Officer Accused Of Drunkenly Spitting On Parking Cop

A San Francisco parking control officer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit accusing a city police officer of nearly running her over and then spitting on her as she directed traffic.

05/15/2014

Tensions ran high at a town hall meeting held by police chief Greg Suhr after a fatal officer involved shooting in SF's Bernal Heights neighborhood. (CBS)

Family Of Man Shot To Death By SFPD Demand Independent Investigation

The family of a San Francisco man shot to death by police last month has taken the first legal step towards filing a lawsuit against the City and are demanding that an outside investigation of the fatal shooting is conducted.

04/14/2014

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