NOTE BY NORSE: The Santa Cruz City Council’s slow but steady cutback of public comment time, public accessibility, and public accountability is something I’ve recently written about (and filed a formal Brown Act complaint against–see Mayor Cuts Off Comment in Consent Agenda Crackdown; Brown Act Complaint Rejected at http://www.indybay.org/
Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 6:59 AM
The False Arrest civil trial of two former Santa Cruz Mayors, Tim Fitzmaurice and Christopher Krohn, ended in verdicts in their favor late last year in a federal courtroom in San Jose. My attorneys–David Beauvais and Kate Wells–have now moved for a new trial, claiming the jury verdict should be thrown out because it is against the overwhelming weight of the evidence and for other reasons. City attorney Kovocevitch disputes this in a shorter brief. The case will be heard Friday June 7th 9 AM in Federal Court. For those following the case , here is the transcript of last year’s trial and the motions pro and con for a new trial.
To review the documents, go to