Thursday, November 15, 2012

Oakland strip search

  • Oakland Strip Search Cases: City Ordered To Pay $4.6 Million

    OAKLAND -- Council members voted Tuesday to pay $4.6 million in damages to 39 plaintiffs who accused Oakland police of illegally strip-searching them in public between 2002 and 2009. "It's been a very long time for many of our guys for this ...

  • Strip searches cost Oakland $4.6 million

    It comes more than a year after a federal judge, ruling that Oakland's strip searches were unconstitutional, ordered the city to pay more than $1 million in damages and attorneys' fees in the case of two other men who were strip-searched in public ...

  • Oakland agrees to pay $4.6M in strip search case

    Two other men who also claimed they were strip searched by Oakland police were awarded more than $200,000 in damages last year in their federal civil rights lawsuit against the city.

  • Port of Oakland director retires

    Port officials had initially been investigating Kwon, who had submitted receipts for a 2008 gathering at Treasures, an upscale strip club in Houston. A search of port financial records by KTVU-TV also found that Kwon had also expensed $476 in haircuts, ...

  • Omar Benjamin steps down as Port of Oakland director

    Benjamin and Maritime Director James Kwon were both put on administrative leave in mid-October as port officials investigated Kwon, who had submitted receipts for a 2008 gathering at a Houston strip club. A search of records by KTVU-TV found several ...

  • Oakland port suspends official in strip club case

    Kwon and Benjamin were suspended after The Chronicle reported that Kwon had spent $4,500 in public money at Treasures, an upscale Houston strip club, during a convention in 2008. A search on port financial records by KTVU-TV also found that Kwon ...

  • Oakland port spending: More muck ahead

    In addition to the Houston strip club trip that we told you about Monday, a records search by KTVU-TV found that Kwon expensed $476 in haircuts, $1,000 in wine, and bills from massage parlors, golf outings and a $350 pair of Ecco golf shoes.

  • Expense Report Abuses: Strip Clubs, Haircuts And Other Egregious Abuses

    But eye-popping expense reports are nothing new. This month, Port of Oakland officials suspended its maritime director, James Kwon, alleging that he four years ago filed a $4,537 expense report for a drinks and dinner reception with clients at an ...

  • Oakland execs suspended

    Trouble over an alleged US $4,500 strip club expense going back to 2008 has resulted in the suspension of Oakland Port's executive director Omar Benjamin as well as maritime director James Kwon.

  • Innovation's the thing at East Bay Mini Maker Faire

    OAKLAND -- The third annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire set off like a rocket Sunday at the Park Day School and Studio One Art Center.

  • Crime Log: Homeless Couple Arrested After Refusing to Leave McDonald's ...

    A 46-year-old Oakland woman evaded officers after stealing from TJ Maxx. Store security alerted police at about 8:45 ... Chemicals That Strip Gold Found in Parolee's Truck. A Brisbane man was arrested after ... illegal dumping of materials. When first ...

  • In search of security

    "Some of the running backs, even when they're not in, are holding footballs. Guys are walking around trying to strip the ball from you. It all goes down to being conscious ... Last week against Oakland, Cassel dropped a snap from center Ryan Lilja for ...

  • Yankees can't overreact to a third straight season without a World Series

    They'll want to look for more pitching to put behind CC Sabathia, a search that would have been made much easier had Michael Pineda not shredded his shoulder or if any of the team's top crop of minor-league pitchers had made a decent-sized jump in 2012 ...

  • Field of Dreamers

    Cream City native and Riverside High grad Lester J. Maitland, a lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, took off from Oakland, Calif.

  • Hot Stove Show: Ben Cherington and Scott Boras

    Does the amount of money that you're able to clearing the in the Dodgers trade permit you greater latitude to pursue a multiyear deal -- might have been the case last year.

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