John Burris

Attorney To File Civil Rights Suit Against SFPD In Bayview Shooting DeathA civil rights attorney plans to file a federal lawsuit on behalf of the family of 26-year-old San Francisco resident Mario Woods, who was killed last week when five San Francisco police officers responding to a reported stabbing opened fire.
Protest At Oakland Whole Foods Over Confrontation Between Black Customer, GuardA small but determined group of people protested at the Whole Foods Market near Lake Merritt this evening over the alleged beating of a black customer by an armed security guard a week ago.
Former SF Jail Inmates Allegedly Forced Into Gladiator-Style Fights File Claim Against CityFormer jail inmates at San Francisco’s Hall of Justice have filed a claim against the city and county accusing deputies of forcing them to fight each other.
No Charges For Richmond Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Man Outside Liquor Store, DA Says It Was Self-DefenseNo charges will be filed against an officer in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in Richmond last September, a Contra Costa County deputy district attorney said.
The Family Of Man Shot By Richmond Police Officer May Sue For Wrongful DeathThe family of a man shot and killed by a Richmond police officer last week believes the officer is lying about what happened.
Lawsuit Accuses San Jose Police Of Delaying Medical Attention To Teen Who Died From Stray BulletA 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.
Lawsuit Filed As Community Rallies For Man Shot Dead By San Francisco Police In MarchFriends 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.
Family Of Bat-Wielding San Lorenzo Man Shot Dead In Home By Deputies Files Civil Rights Lawsuit
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.
Oakland Civil Rights Lawyer John Burris To Represent Woman Captured On Video Getting Beaten By CHP OfficerOakland 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.
Oakland Agrees To $110,000 Settlement After 2012 Fatal Police ShootingThe 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.
BART Settles Lawsuit: 5 Men Detained With Oscar Grant To Get $175,000BART 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.

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