The federal jury spent three weeks evaluating the Martinez v. San Benito County case. Photo by Garrick Wong.

Government / Politics

County wins lawsuit, Martinez considers filing for mistrial or appeal

After losing her lawsuit against the county, Nancy Martinez told supervisors she isn’t done and plans to continue the fight to decriminalize mental illness in the community.

Sheriff Darren Thompson said he is anxious for the trial to be over so he can tell his side of the story. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Woman sues San Benito County for civil rights violations, wrongful death of son

The civil case goes to trial in San Francisco beginning July 9.