ACLU Sues Palo Alto Over Residents-Only Access To Foothills ParkThe American Civil Liberties Union has sued the city of Palo Alto over its decades-long policy restricting Foothills Park to residents only, calling the policy unconstitutional and racist.
Retired Bay Area Judge To Star On Reality Television ShowA former Bay Area superior court judge and onetime KPIX legal analyst is about to make her debut on reality television.
Bay Area's Judge Ladoris Cordell Stars In New Reality Courtroom ShowJudge Ladoris Cordell talks to Black Renaissance's Christin Ayers about her life, her career and how she came to be the star of a new reality TV show called, 'You The Jury.'
Retired California Judge Says Brock Turner's Light Sentence Result Of 'White Privilege'A retired California judge says Stanford University sex assailant Brock Turner's light jail sentence was a result of "white privilege".
Panel Reviewing Santa Clara Co. Jail Operations After Fatal Beating Of InmateA retired judge will chair a 25-member commission compiled to review jail operations in response to an inmate death in Santa Clara County Jail two months ago.
San Jose Police Face Questions Over Shifting Account Of Fatal Suspect ShootingThe San Jose Police Department has backtracked on its account of Monday’s fatal officer shooting of a murder suspect, saying the suspect was fleeing from police when they opened fire and not reaching for his waistband as originally stated.
San Jose Police Body Cameras Already Under Scrutiny Before TestingAfter years of false starts and foot-dragging, San Jose Police will begin field testing body cameras Monday, a reform that watchdog groups had long hoped would provide greater accountability and oversight of the city's officers.
Blacks, Latinos Detained In Disproportionate Numbers By San Jose PoliceThe City of San Jose's Independent Police auditor believes new data on police detentions and arrests shows that racial bias exists in the department.
Retired Judges To Join Task Force Probing Racist, Homophobic Text Messages By SF Police OfficersThree retired judges will be working with San Francisco prosecutors to review roughly 3,000 criminal cases that have potentially been tainted by 14 San Francisco police officers who sent homophobic, racist and sexist text messages, District Attorney George Gascon announced Thursday.
San Jose Police Department Auditor Wants Officers More Accountable In Use-Of-Force IncidentsThe independent police auditor in San Jose has issued a yearly report on the city’s police department. Chief among the recommendations is for the police department to change the way it internally investigates use-of-force incidents by officers.
Independent San Jose Police Auditor Says Grand Juries No Longer Serve Their PurposeSan Jose independent police auditor Judge Ladoris Cordell says it’s time to do away with grand juries and that they no longer serve their purpose. This follows two grand juries that decided not to indict officers who killed unarmed black men.
Bay Area Judge Explains Your Rights If Police Want To Search Your CellphoneAs a California Highway Patrol officer faces accusations of stealing nude photos from a DUI suspect, what are your rights if you are pulled over?
San Jose State Reviews Response To Alleged Hate Crimes Against StudentSan Jose State University reacted consistent with its policies to alleged hate crimes against a black student last fall except that its president was not briefed about them for five weeks, according to a report released Monday.
Former Judge Investigates Possible SJSU Hate Crime, Reflects On Mandela’s Legacy Retired Judge LaDoris Cordell is leading an independent review of a recent incident on campus, where four white freshmen are accused of racially abusing an African-American dorm mate.
San Jose’s Police Auditor Blames Officer Cuts For Rising Homicide RateThe Independent Police Auditor in San Jose said she has little doubt that the city’s rising crime and homicide rate is because of a cut in police staffing.