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Tag: excessive force

January 6, 2021 | Tips & Information

New year, new state laws face California drivers, workers, families

The New Year means new rules for Californians, including for drivers. New state laws for 2021 include those aiming to crack down even more on distracted driving, protecting crews working …

December 30, 2020 | Cases, News & Media

Department of Justice settles with Kern County Sheriff’s Office over civil rights violations, Chain | Cohn | Clark cases

A settlement has been reached between the California Department of Justice and local law enforcement departments after an investigation into civil rights violations and excessive force allegations, some of which …

June 10, 2020 | Cases, News & Media

‘America’s deadliest police’ title hangs over Kern County as protests continue against law enforcement brutality

As protests against police brutality continue throughout Kern County, the United States, and the world, Chain | Cohn | Clark would like to revisit this issue that has been brought …

November 15, 2017 | Cases, News & Media, Video

ACLU report outlines civil rights violations in Kern County, highlights Chain | Cohn | Clark cases

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California has published a report following a two-year study that concludes law enforcement agencies in Kern County – specifically the Bakersfield Police Department and Kern …

March 29, 2017 | Cases, News & Media, Video

Chain | Cohn | Clark files wrongful death claim on behalf of family of man who died while in Lemoore police custody

* Note: Neil Gehlawat is no longer an attorney with Chain | Cohn | Clark * The family of Donald Hill, a 30-year-old Central Valley man who died in December …

February 1, 2017 | Cases, News & Media, Video

Chain | Cohn | Clark files claims on behalf of two students wrongfully arrested by Bakersfield police

Chain | Cohn | Clark and the Bakersfield Chapter of NAACP announced the filing of government claims for wrongful arrest, excessive force and racial profiling against the city of Bakersfield …

September 14, 2016 | Cases, News & Media

Chain | Cohn | Clark files civil rights lawsuit in police shooting that local paralyzed man

Editor’s Note: The following article was published in the May 20, 2016, edition of The Bakersfield Californian related to an excessive force lawsuit that was filed against the City of Bakersfield …

May 18, 2016 | Cases, News & Media, Video

The wrongful death case of David Sal Silva

On the night of May 7, 2013, David Sal Silva fell asleep in front of a home in east Bakersfield, across from Kern Medical Center. Several law enforcement officers arrived on …

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