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.
Facebook Exec Questions Police Account Of Brother's Death In MillbraeThe sister of an unarmed black man who died after being tased by California deputies last month says police video of the incident contradicts official accounts of how he died.
Family Of Man Killed In Struggle With Deputies In Millbrae Seek AnswersThe family of an 36-year-old unarmed man who died after an altercation with San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies in Millbrae earlier this month called for the release of all videos and other evidence in the case.
Workers File Racial Discrimination Claim Against Firm Building SF Office TowerThree black men filed a claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing Thursday alleging that they were subjected to a racially hostile working environment and had their lives threatened while they were working at a new office tower in San Francisco.
Civil Suit Filed In Fremont Officer-Involved Shooting That Killed Pregnant Young WomanThe mother of a 16-year-old girl who was fatally shot last year by two Fremont police officers while they were trying to arrest her boyfriend, who was wanted for multiple armed robberies, filed a federal civil rights suit against the officers and the city Wednesday.
Seahawks' Bennett Says He Feared Death By Las Vegas PoliceSeattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett accused Las Vegas police on Wednesday of racially motivated excessive force, saying he was threatened at gunpoint and handcuffed following a report of gunshots at an after-hours club at a casino-hotel.
Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of Unarmed Black Man Beaten By Sacto Police For Suspected JaywalkingCivil rights attorney John Burris is filing a lawsuit on behalf of a Sacramento man beaten by police during an arrest for allegedly jaywalking on his way home from work.
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.