Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Oakland Sued for $10 Million

By Robert Gammon
Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 9:58 AM

The family of a man who was allegedly beaten to death by Oakland police in 2000 has filed a $10 million federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, according to the Trib. Jerry Amaro was beaten savagely by then-Lieutenant Edward Poulson during an arrest. Paulson then got a slap on the wrist from the department. The FBI is investigating whether Paulson orchestrated a cover-up of the incident. Incredibly, then-Police Chief Wayne Tucker promoted Paulson last year to be the head of the department's internal affairs unit. Call it reason 271 for why we're happy that Tucker is gone.

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