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 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 Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly While Medina citizens are still divided on the issue, the Medina City Council is deciding what
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 …
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly A federal jury found on Tuesday, March 26 that Medina city manager Donna Hanson’s firing of former Police Chief