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Release of Uncensored Developmental Center Citations Ordered

September 20, 2012 | 10:18 am

Release of Uncensored Developmental Center Citations Ordered

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by Ryan Gabrielson, California Watch A state court today ordered the California Department of Public Health to disclose uncensored copies of dozens of patient abuse cases at institutions for the developmentally disabled. The ruling camein a lawsuit filed by the Center for Investigative Reporting in Sacramento County Superior Court in January, seeking citations issued to […]

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Obama Deportation Review Might Shrink Calif. Court Backlog

June 28, 2012 | 11:53 am

Obama Deportation Review Might Shrink Calif. Court Backlog

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by Ryan Gabrielson, The Bay Citizen California’s clogged immigration courts are likely to receive relief under an Obama administration plan to avoid deporting young illegal immigrants brought into the country as children. The court in Los Angeles has a backlog of nearly 52,000 deportation cases, the nation’s largest, according to the Executive Office for Immigration Review. […]

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Solano County Won’t Re-Check Autopsies Done by Pathologist Found to Be Incompetent

May 23, 2012 | 9:40 am

Solano County Won’t Re-Check Autopsies Done by Pathologist Found to Be Incompetent

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From California Watch Dr. Thomas Gill’s forensic pathology career already was scarred by numerous autopsy mistakes before he started ruling on causes of death for the Solano County sheriff-coroner in 2007. Gill examined 332 deaths for the county in three years. Following a series of news stories last year detailing Gill’s history of inaccurate autopsy […]

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Police Force’s Sloppy Investigations Leave Abuse of Disabled Unsolved

February 24, 2012 | 9:56 am

Police Force’s Sloppy Investigations Leave Abuse of Disabled Unsolved

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From California Watch California has assembled a unique police force to protect about 1,800 of its most vulnerable patients – men and women with cerebral palsy, severe autism and other mental disabilities who live in state institutions and require round-the-clock monitoring and protection from abuse. But an investigation by California Watch has found that detectives […]

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