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News Posted on December 13, 2010

Professor Reynoso Interviewed in Sacramento Bee

Professor Cruz Reynoso spoke with the Sacramento Bee on his recuperation from an automobile accident six months ago and his plans to resume the civil rights probe into anti-gang tactics in Yolo County and the police shooting of a Woodland farm worker.

The Reynosos were in Virginia for a screening of the documentary Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice, driving in a rented compact car with their teenaged grandson when it was struck by a large sports utility vehicle at a rural intersection in June 2010.  The boy and the driver of the SUV suffered only minor injuries, but Professor Reynoso was hospitalized with broken collarbones and other injuries and his wife was in intensive care for 40 days with broken bones and serious injuries to her brain and internal organs.  The Reynosos did not return to California until September.

The Bee article describes the accident and the Reynosos' convalescence as well as his plans to resume work with the Independent Civil Rights Commission in Yolo County, where he is concerned that minority communities may be unjustly targeted by gang enforcement units.  Professor Reynoso also mentions plans to return to work on his memoirs and legal scholarship.

Sacramento Bee article