A California appellate judge should be removed for “clear and convincing evidence” of 18 acts of misconduct that include allegations of sexual harassment and intentional dishonesty during an investigation, a state panel said.
Questioning potential jurors at county fairgrounds or concert venues, fewer lawyers, and more hand sanitizer for security staff are among suggestions California courts may consider as the state reopens 58 trial courts closed for months due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The murder charge against Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police department officer who was recorded kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed George Floyd for more than eight minutes, was elevated to a second-degree crime.
The chief executive officer of Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., America’s second-biggest chicken producer, was charged by U.S. prosecutors with conspiring to fix prices as part of an antitrust investigation of chicken-processing companies.
Evidence a sergeant asked civilian employees if a male deputy was bothering them and added that she “knows how men in law enforcement can be” supported a jury’s sexual harassment finding for the deputy, the Missouri Court of Appeals ruled.