Monk V. Santa Rita Jail
Santa Rita Jail Staff refused to provide Maurice Monk, who suffered mental illness, his medication despite pleas from his family to the jail after he was arrested and placed in custody for refusing to wear a mask on a public bus.
Green V. San Jose
Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against the City of San Jose For Shooting College Football Star After He Bravely Disarmed a Gunman
Bates V. Brentwood
Brentwood police unleashed their K-9 unit on 24-year-old Talmika Bates for simply running away. They stood by as the dog tore her scalp off, telling her she shouldn’t run from police.
McCoy V. Vallejo
Vallejo Officers shot and killed Bay Area Rapper Willie McCoy in his car. The officers are being sued for conspiring to kill minorities as part of a police gang that developed in the department that celebrated officer shootings and killing minorities in Vallejo.
Jane Doe V. County of San Francisco
In the case of Jane Doe, she provided a DNA sample to the department during an investigation into her sexual assault in 2016. In December 2021, the city and county of San Francisco used the stored DNA sample to arrest her on allegations of burglary after finding an alleged match with crime scene evidence, according to the complaint filed Monday in district court.
Bryant V. City of Berkeley
Vincent Bryant suffered from a mental health crisis and had tried to purchase food in a market when officers were called. Although officers had secured Mr. Bryant into a closed, isolated location, they failed to de-escalate and decided to ambush Mr. Bryant shooting him in the face causing permanent damage to his face and jaw.
David Tovar, Jr. was unarmed when he was shot by City of San Jose Police Officers and then mauled by a police dog as he lay on the ground taking his final breaths.
Augustine Morales V. Sacramento
A year after 38-year-old Augustine Morales was shot and killed by Sacramento police—candles were still lit in his memory at the scene of the shooting.
Teenager Wrongfully Shot By Hayward Police
Hayward Police shot a 17-year-old in the back in the midst of a Black Lives Matter protest.
Soakai v. City of Oakland
Lolomanaia “Lolo” Soakai’s family chose to file the civil rights lawsuit against OPD after a “ghost pursuit,” or a chase without lights, sirens or prior authorization resulted in a crash that took Soakai’s life.
Armstead v. County of Alameda
East Bay woman’s husband was killed even after months of frantic police calls.