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Case Name Wilkins v. Maryland State Police PN-MD-0003
Docket / Court MJG 93-468 ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Policing
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Unreasonable search and seizure
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Provide antidiscrimination training
Race discrimination
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Failure to discipline
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
False arrest
Inadequate citizen complaint investigations and procedures
Over/Unlawful Detention
Pattern or Practice
Racial profiling
Records Disclosure
Search policies
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Allegany County
State of Maryland
Plaintiff Description All African-Americans detained by the Maryland State Police pursuant to a race-based “drug courier profile.”
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Private Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2003 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing PN-MD-0002 : Maryland State Conference of NAACP Branches v. Department of Maryland State Police (D. Md.)
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Controlling Racially Discriminatory Law Enforcement Through Institutional Reform Litigation
By: Name Redacted (Harvard)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ]

  Panopticism for Police: Structural Reform Bargaining and Police Regulation by Data-Driven Surveillance
By: Mary D. Fan (University of Washington)
Citation: Forthcoming, 87 Washington L. Rev. __ (2012).
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

93-00468 (D. Md.) 10/07/2003
PN-MD-0003-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Criminal Intelligence Report 04/27/1992
PN-MD-0003-0001 PDF | Detail
Complaint 02/12/1993
PN-MD-0003-0007 PDF | Detail
Settlement Agreement 01/05/1995
PN-MD-0003-0002 PDF | Detail
Report of John Lamberth, PhD 11/08/1996
PN-MD-0003-0003 PDF | Detail
Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Enforcement of Settlement Agreement and for Further Relief 11/14/1996
PN-MD-0003-0004 PDF | Detail
Press Release: ACLU moves to have Maryland State Police Held in Contempt 11/14/1996
PN-MD-0003-0005 PDF | Detail
Order 04/22/1997 (D. Md.)
PN-MD-0003-0009 PDF | Detail
Report of John Lamberth, Ph.D. 04/26/2000
PN-MD-0003-0006 PDF | External Link | Detail
Consent to Search and Seizure Form 04/22/2003
PN-MD-0003-0008 PDF | Detail
Notice of Filing of Lengthy Exhibit 04/22/2003
PN-MD-0003-0010 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 04/22/2003
PN-MD-0003-0012 PDF | Detail
Order 05/23/2003 (D. Md.)
PN-MD-0003-0011 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Blake, Catherine C. (D. Md.)
PN-MD-0003-0002 | PN-MD-0003-0009 | PN-MD-0003-0011 | PN-MD-0003-0012 | PN-MD-0003-9000
Garbis, Marvin J. (D. Md.)
Monitors/Masters Blake, Catherine C. (Maryland)
PN-MD-0003-0002 | PN-MD-0003-0009 | PN-MD-0003-0011 | PN-MD-0003-0012 | PN-MD-0003-9000
Grimm, Paul W. (Maryland)
PN-MD-0003-0011 | PN-MD-0003-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Clemons, Keefe B. (Massachusetts)
Duncan, Robert B. (District of Columbia)
Freeman, Andrew D. (Maryland)
PN-MD-0003-0012 | PN-MD-0003-9000
Goering, Susan (Maryland)
Guy, Jonathan P. (District of Columbia)
PN-MD-0003-0004 | PN-MD-0003-0012 | PN-MD-0003-9000
Hill, David Anthony (Maryland)
PN-MD-0003-0002 | PN-MD-0003-0007 | PN-MD-0003-9000
Jeon, Deborah A. (Maryland)
PN-MD-0003-0002 | PN-MD-0003-0004 | PN-MD-0003-0007 | PN-MD-0003-0012 | PN-MD-0003-9000
Keeney, John C. Jr. (District of Columbia)
PN-MD-0003-0007 | PN-MD-0003-9000
Kim, David Dukkyu (Maryland)
Mertens, William J. (District of Columbia)
PN-MD-0003-0004 | PN-MD-0003-0012 | PN-MD-0003-9000
O'Neil, Thomas F. (District of Columbia)
Shuford, Reginald (New York)
PN-MD-0003-0012 | PN-MD-0003-9000
Wilkins, Robert Leon (District of Columbia)
Defendant's Lawyers Curran, John Joseph Jr. (Maryland)
Dove, Maureen Mullen (Maryland)
PN-MD-0003-0010 | PN-MD-0003-0012
Rosenblatt, Richard B. (Maryland)
PN-MD-0003-0002 | PN-MD-0003-9000
Sconion, Betty S. (Maryland)
PN-MD-0003-0010 | PN-MD-0003-0012
Sullivan, Steven M. (Maryland)
PN-MD-0003-0010 | PN-MD-0003-0012 | PN-MD-0003-9000
Wilkinson, Steven C. (Maryland)
PN-MD-0003-0002 | PN-MD-0003-9000
Other Lawyers Sullivan, Dwight H. (Maryland)
Tapscott, Barbara Musfeldt (Iowa)

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