Judge Henderson Considers Sanctions Against Oakland Police

On January 9, Judge Thelton Henderson heard a motion brought by Riders’ plaintiffs attorneys John Burris and James Chanin that sought federal sanctions for officers who had covered their name plates during Occupy Oakland eviction actions by the Oakland Police Department. City attorneys argued that this was an isolated incident that did not represent a systematic violation of policy and that the officers’ superiors acted swiftly to investigate fully.

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