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[Contra Costa County] Mother of Walnut Creek police shooting victim calls for changes in the way cops handle mental illness

Hundreds attended a vigil in Walnut Creek Saturday to remember Miles Hall, who was killed by Walnut Creek police officers after his family called 911

Blog note: this article references Santa Clara County and Contra Costa County grand jury reports.

When Taun Hall called 911 last Sunday, she thought police could help subdue her son Miles, a 23-year-old who suffered from mental illness and was in a state of extreme agitation. She did not expect the 23-year-old would end up dead.

Contra Costa County Grand jury seeks Assessor Gus Kramer’s removal from office for alleged misconduct

The so-called “bad boy assessor’ has a long history of controversy

MARTINEZ — The Contra Costa County Grand Jury on Wednesday called for County Assessor Gus Kramer’s removal from office, accusing him of “willful or corrupt” misconduct and creating a hostile work environment.

The accusation, filed in court by the District Attorney’s Office, says Kramer made “sexual” comments multiple times to female employees in his department and once made an ethnic slur to a worker.

[Contra Costa County] Grand Jury Seeks Removal Of Contra Costa Assessor For Alleged Misconduct

MARTINEZ (CBS SF) — Contra Costa County prosecutors filed a grand jury accusation in Superior Court on Wednesday, seeking the removal of county Assessor Gus Kramer for alleged “willful or corrupt” misconduct in creating a hostile and abusive work environment.

Kramer is accused of violating the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act by making unwanted and harassing sexual remarks to three women and one man in his office and additionally making ethnically disparaging comments to the male employee between 2013 and 2019.

Kramer has denied the accusations.