Last Update: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Judge Claims UCLA Campus Police Abused Him PDF Print E-mail
Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 06 February 2014 17:45

AP Photo/Nick Ut
David Cunningham, left, president of the Board of Police Commissioners, and Alan Skobin, vice president of the board,
speak during a meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners Tuesday, July 13, 2004, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Police
Chief William Bratton presented a report to the commission on the rough arrest of Stanley Miller, who was beaten with a
flashlight by a Los Angeles police officer during an arrest.

LOS ANGELES — An African American family law judge has vowed to move forward with a $10 million claim against UCLA — alleging he was roughed up and handcuffed by campus police after being stopped for a seat belt violation — despite an internal university finding of no wrongdoing on the part of officers.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cunningham filed the claim on Jan.16, according to his lawyer, Carl Douglas. A claim is a precursor to a lawsuit. The university released a statement in response to the filing of the claim. “UCLA police fully investigated Judge Cunningham’s complaint, as required by law, but did not find sufficient evidence to sustain his allegations,” according to the statement.

“A letter was sent to the judge this morning notifying him of the outcome. “We are distressed when anyone feels disrespected by our officers or anyone who represents UCLA. As in this case, feedback to UCLA Police provides them the opportunity to review their actions, tailor future trainings and improve performance to reflect the department’s commitment to excellence.” According to a statement released by Douglas, the judge was driving out of a parking structure after a workout at a Westwood fitness center on Nov. 23 when he unhooked his seat belt briefly to get his wallet and pay the parking fee.

As the judge turned on to Gayley Avenue and began reinserting the seat belt, his car was stopped by UCLA police for allegedly driving without having the safety device fastened, according to Douglas. Cunningham was handcuffed and placed into the back seat of the officers’ patrol car, causing him “serious injury and damages to his mind, body and reputation,” according to Douglas.

The patrol car’s video camera showed Cunningham complained about his treatment and that one of the officers was annoyed with the judge for no reason, according to Douglas. A short time later, a UCLA police sergeant arrived and ordered the judge's release, according to Douglas. “If an African American judge can be accosted and then arrested by a hateful police officer for a seat belt violation on the streets of Westwood, then none of us are safe,” Douglas said.

The statement by Douglas’ office also included a comment by the 58-year-old Cunningham, who is assigned to the downtown County Courthouse. “I am shaken and bruised by this ordeal,” Cunningham said. “I fear that I have suffered nerve damage in my wrists. I am still shaken by this ordeal. Although I am a former Police Commission president, I never realized what a profound effect such a negative encounter could have on someone until it happened to me.”


Team members care for thousands of the region's sickest children with heart conditions, including fetuses, newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and adult, long-term patients with pediatric cardiovascular conditions. At Children's families experience coordinated, next-generation care, delivered by a compassionate, multidisciplinary team of leaders in the pediatric cardiology field. One of the largest pediatric cardiovascular programs in the region. Studies have shown that high volumes are associated with high quality and better outcomes, because experience is a major factor in quality of care. Wort was traditionally prescribed in parts of Europe for depression (in addition to use as a general-purpose tea), and Chinese medicine developed elaborate lists of herbs and preparations. With the scientific revolution in Europe and the United States, the use of traditional herbal remedies fell out of favor with the mainstream medical establishment, although a few people continued to use and maintain knowledge of traditional European herblore. In the early 20th century, scientists began reassessing this rejection of traditional herbs in medicine. Vorzüge eines intakten und lebendigen Gemeinschaftslebens bewahren. Dafür sorgen nicht zuletzt gut 120 lokale Vereine. Als wichtiger Faktor im Kulturleben haben sich die zahlreichen Museen und einige Kunstgalerien erwiesen. Descriptive and quantitative transcriptome analyses are important for interpreting the functional elements of the genome and revealing the molecular constituents of cells and tissues. It is known that sperm function can be affected by ASG proteins, including the processes of capacitation and the acrosome reaction, as well as canadian pharmacy accutane sperm motility, DNA integrity and interaction with the oocyte. BSPs (bovine seminal plasma protein, unigene 64,588 and unigene 69,768), fertilin (unigene 17,270 and unigene 27,136), ACE (Angiotensin converting enzyme, unigene 7,164 and unigene 21,069), GPX5 (glutathione peroxidase, epididymal secretory glutathione peroxidase, unigene15860), Spermadhesin-1 (Acidic seminal fluid protein, aSFP). The reproduction-related transcripts identified in the ASG and testis transcritptomes in E. This interaction of PDC-109 with the sperm cell membrane results in an efflux of cholesterol and choline phospholipids, that appears to be important for capacitation. The main changes in spermatozoa that occur during epididymal maturation are the ability to move, recognize and bind to the ZP, and to fuse with the plasma membrane of the oocyte.. Oct 2004, Adelaide, Australia. Ziaian T, Augostinos, M. Relationship Between Acculturation and Mental Well-being Among Young Persian Women Living in Australia. Paper presented at the Educational Research conference, 18th November 2004, Adelaide, Australia. Ziaian T, Stress Management: an introduction of holistic coping strategies. A Four day Course for the higher degree students. Targeted molecular therapy for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. Minimally invasive surgery for gynecological cancer. Pharmaceutical Sciences from Shizuoka College of Pharmacy (1976, Japan). He has completed his B. Prophylactic removal of nevi without clinically worrisome characteristics is not recommended. The reasons for this are practical: many individuals in these families have a large number of nevi, and complete removal of them all is not feasible, since new atypical nevi continue to develop. In addition, individuals with increased susceptibility to melanoma may have cancer arise de novo, without a precursor lesion such as a nevus. The disadvantages of screening include the limitations of available noninvasive testing methods and the risks associated with invasive screening procedures. ERCP is the gold standard for identifying early cancers and precancerous lesions in the pancreas..