Update: Victims' Attorneys Cautiously Optimistic Oversight of Oakland Police Will End SoonBy January, victim's attorneys hope to be able to end federal oversight of the Oakland Police Department, civil rights attorney John Burris said Friday.
'Kill Me;' Stunning BodyCam Video Of Danville Police Shooting Released; Officer Faces Charges In Prior Suspect KillingIt took less than 40 seconds for a confrontation between a suspect armed with a knife and a Danville police officer to go from an argument to a fatal shooting, according to body cam video released by the Contra Costa Sheriff's department on Wednesday.
Danville Police Officer Sued Over Fatal Shooting Of Homeless Man Having Mental Health CrisisThe shooting death by a White police officer of a homeless Black man armed with a knife and having a mental health crisis in a busy intersection in Danville last month is prompting a federal civil rights lawsuit by the man's family against the city of Danville.
Oscar Grant’s Family Attorneys Renew Calls For Murder ChargesThe attorneys representing the family of Oscar Grant renewed calls for the Alameda District Attorney to bring murder charges against one of the BART police officers involved in Grant’s death more than a decade ago.
San Rafael Faces Civil Rights Lawsuit From Black Mail Carrier Detained By PoliceA federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of San Rafael has been filed on behalf of a Black postal carrier detained by San Rafael police in August.
Vallejo Police Department Fires Officer Involved In Two Fatal ShootingsThe Vallejo Police Department fired an officer Wednesday who was involved in two fatal shootings within the past two years.
Walnut Creek Family Says Settlement In Miles Hall Case To Further Foundation WorkThe mother and father of the 23-year-old man shot and killed in June 2019 by Walnut Creek police responding to a call for help from his mother in handling a mental health-related episode said they plan to use money from a $4 million lawsuit settlement to fund the work of a foundation named for their son.
Walnut Creek Settles With Family of Police Shooting Victim Miles HallThe family of police-shooting victim Miles Hall and the city of Walnut Creek announced a $4 million settlement in their lawsuit.
City Leaders, Critics Frustrated Over Slow Walnut Creek Police Reform ProcessThere was more than enough frustration to go around at the Walnut Creek City Council Tuesday night, with both city officials and some two dozen public commenters expressing growing impatience with the slow pace of local police reforms.
Walnut Creek Officials To Get Updated Report On Police Mental Health Call ResponseThe Walnut Creek City Council is set to receive a report Tuesday outlining various steps the city's police department has taken to improve response to police calls involving people having a mental illness-related episode.
Lawsuit Threatened Against Hayward Nursing Home Where Family Member Died Of COVID-19The first family to threaten legal action against Gateway Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hayward filed a complaint against the facility Monday and are demanding answers regarding the death of a loved one.
Walnut Creek Police Facing Lawsuit Over Fatal Shooting Of Mentally Ill ManThe family of Miles Hall, a 23-year-old black man fatally shot by Walnut Creek police during a mental health crisis, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging his civil rights were violated.
Lawsuit Alleges Racial Profiling, Excessive Force By Deputies Led To Man's DeathThe family of Chinedu Okobi, who was killed in a confrontation with San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies last October, will file a lawsuit against the county on Friday, a spokesman for the family's attorney said.
Claims Filed Against Vallejo Police In Deadly Shooting, AltercationA Bay Area civil rights attorney filed claims against the Vallejo Police Department on Thursday, alleging excessive force in two encounters, including a deadly shooting.
Civil Rights Attorney Takes Case Of Man Fatally Shot By Deputy After Danville PursuitThe family of a man fatally shot by a Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy after a police pursuit in Danville two weeks ago has retained the services of civil rights attorney John Burris, who specializes in representing victims of police violence.