Elaine Brown, former Black Panther Party chairman, speaks at an event to remember Michael Brown Jr. at the Third Baptist Church in San Francisco, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)

Judge Awards $1M In Legal Fees To Activist Who Sued Councilwoman

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OAKLAND (BCN)

A judge has awarded former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown $1 million in attorneys’ fees and costs for her successful lawsuit against Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks for an incident in 2015 in which Brooks pushed Brown down at an Oakland nightclub.