Judicial Profile: Saundra Brown Armstrong

A winning, forceful personality on the bench

, The Recorder

As sweet as one-time Oakland Police Department officer Saundra Brown Armstrong comes off, defense attorneys say not to expect a spoonful of sugar when her rulings come down. Described as a conservative and civic-minded independent thinker, Armstrong has been involved in many high profile cases since being appointed by the first President Bush and is known for letting lawyers on both sides make their arguments.