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Thursday, April 25, 2019

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Mediation fails in Harrell lawsuit

An effort earlier this month to mediate the lawsuit filed by a former public safety dispatcher against the City of Gilroy failed in federal court.

Courts update: Former Hollister cop, MH murder

Dana Stubblefield, a former San Francisco 49er defensive end, is scheduled to be tried before a jury July 8 on charges that he raped a developmentally disabled woman at his Morgan Hill home.

Court to assess rape suspect’s mental health

At the March 14 hearing at the Morgan Hill courthouse, the judge granted a mental competency hearing based on PC1368. The next hearing is scheduled for 9am March 21 at the Hall of Justice in San Jose.

Juarez family sues city for causing death

A lawsuit filed by the family of Steven Juarez claims the seven Gilroy Police officers who chased and subdued him the night...

Excerpts from Steven Juarez Medical Examiner’s Report

Steven Juarez’s body was covered with injuries following the Feb. 25, 2018 struggle with Gilroy police officers that ended in his death...

Family continues to mourn

The attendees reiterated their intent to hold Gilroy police accountable for Juarez’s death, just a couple days after the Santa Clara County district attorney announced his office had completed an investigation that exonerated the officers involved in Juarez’s arrest.

DA clears Gilroy Police in Steven Juarez death

The county medical examiner’s office found that Juarez died from “severe drug intoxication complicated by his exertion to escape arrest and the police officers’ less-lethal efforts to detain him."

San Martin rape suspect back in court Feb. 21

The judge also ordered a restraining order against Bobian, prohibiting him from being within 300 yards of his accuser for at least one year.

Attorneys ready to share evidence in police lawsuit

As of the latest ruling, Harrell’s complaint, originally filed in August 2017, now contains six “causes of action” against the City of Gilroy and its police department. The Feb. 5 ruling also dismissed Harrell’s complaints against five current and former city employees—including former Police Chief Denise Turner Sellers— whom Harrell had named as defendants.

Rain sends Uvas over spillway

The recent storms have had an impact on most waterways in Santa Clara County.