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.
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.