By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A 12-person jury which included one Asian American determined that former Medina police Chief Jeffrey Chen was not a victim of racial discrimination which forced him out of his job. The U.S. District Court of Western Washington verdict contrasts the original jury decision which awarded Chen $2 million. Although […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jeffrey Chen’s long wait for his retrial to determine whether he was the victim of racial discrimination will soon come to an end when his lawsuit<!–more–> against the City of Medina goes to trial August 11th. Chen, the former police chief of Medina, filed a lawsuit on December 16, […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The jury trial of ousted Medina Police Chief Jeffrey Chen has been postponed from the original date of April 28. The trial, which will take place in Western Washington District Court, is scheduled to begin July 28, 2014.<!–more–> Chen filed a lawsuit on Dec. 16, 2011, against the City […]
By Doug Chin Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly The decision by federal Judge Thomas Zilly to overturn the unanimous verdict of an eight-person jury that the City of Medina and City Manager Donna Hanson fired Police Chief Jeff Chen because of racial discrimination and to order a new trial was atrocious.
By Doug Chin SPECIAL TO THE NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY In March, an eight-person federal jury found the City of Medina and City Manager Donna Hanson guilty of firing former Police Chief Jeffrey Chen because of his race. As Chen’s attorney Marianne Jones stated, Hanson fired Chen because of “old school racism.”
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Former Medina Police Chief Jeffrey Chen’s wrongful-termination lawsuit against the city of Medina will finally be seeing a trial by jury. However, the lawsuit will be without several claims that were thrown out by the judge. The trial is scheduled to begin on March 11. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas […]