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San Francisco loses last appeal in suit over police trainees arrest and treatment

Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, February 28, 2018
San Francisco lost a state Supreme Court appeal Wednesday and will have to pay $575,000 in damages, and $2 million in attorneys fees, to a former police trainee who was arrested at gunpoint while jogging in Golden Gate Park and was fired two days later. ... Cornell, then a recent police academy graduate, was jogging on a park path one morning in July 2010 while off-duty, wearing civilian clothes. Two officers drove up, toward an area where they had made drug arrests, and thought Cornell, whom they didnt recognize, looked worried and was trying to run away from them, so they called for backup assistance. ...

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