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 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 […]
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly After a two-year trial that ended with a $2 million dollar verdict for former Medina Police Chief Jeffrey Chen, Donna Hanson will be ending her tenure as Medina city manager on July 14.
Former Police Chief Jeffrey Chen filed a lawsuit in federal court against Medina City Manager Donna Hanson and former Mayor Bret Jordan, claiming that the city of Medina violated his rights when it fired him in April and saying that there was a “culture of bias” against racial minorities that resulted in a hostile work […]
After a surprising resignation — followed by some controversial finger-pointing and an administrative leave order — Medina Police Department (MPD)