The plaintiff, Bret Cornell, was represented by NPAP members Julia Sherwin and Michael Haddad.
The jury awarded the former officer $575,000 after he sued the San Francisco Police Department saying two colleagues wrongfully arrested him as he jogged in Golden Gate Park. Although no charges were filed, Cornell alleged that he was subjected to assault, batter and false imprisonment. He was fired two days after the incident. The verdict was the culmination of a case that took over three years to complete including six weeks of trial.