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 Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In response to an order for a new trial in his racial discrimination case against the City of Medina and former Medina City Manager Donna Hanson, former Medina police chief Jeffrey Chen filed a motion on Oct. 31 requesting that Judge Thomas S. Zilly recuse himself. Eight days later, […]
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) voted on Sept. 11 to officially
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 Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly A federal judge vacated a $2 million jury decision for former Medina Police Chief Jeffrey Chen on Aug. 23, citing misconduct by his attorney in influencing the jury. Chen sued the city of Medina over his dismissal in April 2011, charging that it had been racially motivated. The city […]
Federal Judge Thomas Zilly’s decision to overturn the Jeffrey Chen verdict last week came as a surprise — for more reasons than one. It was the first time in Zilly’s 25 years as a judge that he overturned a jury decision, but what’s even more shocking is how long it took to come to the […]
Medina recently lost a major racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former Police Chief Jeff Chen. Now, the city must decide whether to appeal or not. An appeal would be the wrong thing to do and a waste of taxpayers’ money. Here’s why …