Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus’ Discrimination Trial Goes to the Dogs: Plaintiffs’ Attorney Now Accused of Racism

Stephen Jaffe, the attorney who is representing seven black Richmond police officers in their civil claims of discrimination against their gay police chief, has been accused of making racial slurs in the courtroom. Stephen Jaffe, a middle aged white man, allegedly called Joaquin Elizondo, a member of Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus’ defense team, “Chihuahua,” which defense attorneys contend is a “well known and insulting slur” that is particularly offensive to Latinos.

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