Monday, October 17, 2016

SF Judge Throws Out Majority of Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Kayla Moore, Against Berkeley Police Department

In a move that bolsters the public's distrust of the court system in regards to police violence, an SF federal court judge threw out the bulk of the wrongful death lawsuit for Kayla Moore - an African American transgender Berkeley woman who died when police responding to a mental health crisis call, restrained her during an arrest at her home in 2013. The City of Berkeley filed a motion to dismiss the case in June, saying officers acted with appropriate use of force. Supporters of the family and the Justice for Kayla Moore Coalition have declared they will continue to hold the City of Berkeley and the Police Department accountable.

Reported by Corinne Smith