FILE- In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown answers questions outside a museum in Oakland, Calif. A Northern California jury has awarded more than $4 million in punitive damages to Brown, who was injured after Oakland councilwoman Desley Brooks pushed her during an argument over housing in 2015. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Oakland, California Jury Awards $4 Million to Ex-Black Panther Elaine Brown


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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California jury awarded more than $4 million in punitive damages to a former leader of the Black Panthers who was injured after an Oakland councilwoman punched and pushed her during an argument over housing.

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