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In Oakland: $832,000 payout to lawyers in ‘pants pulling’ case

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Here’s how the City Council voted in closed imagesession last night to spend $832,000 of the cash-strapped city’s tax money: It will go to lawyers for two men who sued successfully after their pants were pulled down by cops in 2005 during a street search. The Lotto winners attorneys: civil rights lawyers John Burris and Michael Haddad. As for the plaintiffs, they already collected $245,000 in damages last year. More: Chronicle
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