John Burris

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Fires Oakland Police Compliance Director

U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson announced in a report on Wednesday that he was removing Thomas C. Frazier from his post as compliance director.

02/12/2014

A protestor holds up a picture of Charles Hill during a demonstration at the Civic Center BART station on July 11, 2011. The group “No Justice, No BART” is protesting July 3, 2011 shooting death of Hill by BART Police officers. (CBS)

Judge Dismisses Suit Over 2011 Fatal Shooting By BART Officer

A civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of a homeless man fatally shot by a BART police officer at a San Francisco station two years ago has been dismissed by a federal magistrate in Oakland.

09/24/2013

Authorities on the scene of a police shooting near North Mathilda Avenue and Ahwanee Avenue in Sunnyvale on September 4, 2013. (CBS)

Family Of Drug Suspect Killed By Officers In Sunnyvale Hire Lawyer

Family members of a Sunnyvale man shot and killed last week by six police officers have hired Oakland civil rights lawyer John Burris who on Wednesday described the shooting as “excessive” and “inexcusable.”

09/11/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

5,000 More People Sue Chevron Over Richmond Refinery Fire

A new lawsuit was filed against Chevron on behalf of more than 5,000 people Monday seeking compensation for damage caused by the catastrophic fire at the company’s refinery in Richmond a year ago.

08/13/2013

A naked man accosts passengers at the 16th and Mission BART Station. (Anwash12/YouTube)

BART Conducting Internal Review Of Naked Acrobat Incident

BART police announced Wednesday that retired Police Chief Patrick Oliver, a leading law-enforcement consultant, will begin an assessment on the department’s reforms this July.

06/19/2013

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Lawyer Says Off-Duty SFPD Officer Was Target Of Racial Profiling

An attorney for an off-duty San Francisco police officer who was pulled over and allegedly harassed by other officers in the city’s Bayview District last week said that the incident is “quite disturbing” and an example of racial profiling.

06/04/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Monitor Says City Making Slight Improvement In Reforms

An independent monitor says the Oakland Police Department is making a “slight improvement” in meeting reforms that were mandated in the settlement of a police brutality lawsuit a decade ago.

04/30/2013

Frenswa Raynor was shot in the face by an Oakland Police officer on April 3, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland Teen Mistakenly Shot By Police Retains Lawyer

The family of an innocent 16-year-old boy shot in the face by Oakland police Wednesday night has retained a civil rights lawyer.

04/05/2013

Chau Van said he was arrested after his name was mistakenly put on the Oakland Police Department's most wanted list. (CBS)

Man Sues Oakland For Police Department’s Mistake On Most Wanted List

A lawyer for a man who claims he was wrongly put on the Oakland Police Department’s “Most Wanted” list for six months in 2012 called the incident “an egregious and scandalous error.”

03/13/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

New Oakland Police Compliance Director Welcomed By Mayor, Critic

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and civil rights attorney John Burris on Tuesday both welcomed the appointment of police expert Thomas Frazier to oversee long-overdue court-ordered reforms of the Oakland Police Department.

03/05/2013

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