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Case Name Calhoun v. Pennington PN-GA-0003
Docket / Court 1:09-cv-03286 ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Policing
Attorney Organization Lambda Legal
Southern Center for Human Rights
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Unreasonable search and seizure
Content of Injunction
Recordkeeping
Required disclosure
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Law-enforcement
General
Excessive force
False arrest
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Over/Unlawful Detention
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Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
State law
Defendant(s) City of Atlanta Police Department
Plaintiff Description Patrons of Atlanta Eagle, a gay bar in Atlanta, Georgia, who were unlawfully searched, detained, and/or arrested on September 10-11, 2009, by the Atlanta Police Department.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Lambda Legal
Southern Center for Human Rights
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2010 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Federal Enforcement of Police Reform
By: Stephen Rushin (University of Illinois College of Law, University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program )
Citation: 82 Fordham Law Review 3189 (2014)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  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 ]

  What Happens When Police Are Forced to Reform?
Written: Nov. 13, 2015
By: Kimbriell Kelly, Sarah Childress and Steven Rich (Frontline/Post)
Citation: Washington Post (Nov. 13, 2015)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Links Atlanta Eagle Raid
http://atlantaeagleraid.com/
By: Dan Grossman
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Docket(s)
1:09−cv−03286 (N.D. Ga.) 09/29/2016
PN-GA-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
First Amended Complaint 03/17/2010
PN-GA-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Discovery and for Sanctions 10/06/2010
PN-GA-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendants' Motion in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Discovery and for Sanctions 10/22/2010
PN-GA-0003-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Approving the Settlement 12/08/2010 (N.D. Ga.)
PN-GA-0003-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Exhibit A: Reforms of the Atlanta Police Department 12/08/2010
PN-GA-0003-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Sanctions 06/16/2011
PN-GA-0003-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Contempt 03/17/2015
PN-GA-0003-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Batten, Timothy C. Sr. (N.D. Ga.)
PN-GA-0003-0004 | PN-GA-0003-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Burnett, Katharine Madison (Georgia)
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Butler, Marla R. (New York)
PN-GA-0003-9000
Grossman, Daniel J. (Georgia)
PN-GA-0003-0001 | PN-GA-0003-0002 | PN-GA-0003-0006 | PN-GA-0003-0007 | PN-GA-0003-9000
Kung, Lisa L. (Georgia)
PN-GA-0003-9000
Lee, Graham Spencer (Georgia)
PN-GA-0003-0001 | PN-GA-0003-9000
Littrell, Elizabeth Lynn (Georgia)
PN-GA-0003-0001 | PN-GA-0003-0002 | PN-GA-0003-9000
Nevins, Gregory R. (Georgia)
PN-GA-0003-0001 | PN-GA-0003-0002 | PN-GA-0003-9000
Warring, Jane (Georgia)
PN-GA-0003-9000
Weber, Gerald R. (Georgia)
PN-GA-0003-0001 | PN-GA-0003-0002 | PN-GA-0003-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Baines, Tamara Nikki (Georgia)
PN-GA-0003-9000
DeLoach, Jerry L. (Georgia)
PN-GA-0003-0003
Godfrey, Robert N. (Georgia)
PN-GA-0003-0003 | PN-GA-0003-9000
Power, Stephen A. (Georgia)
PN-GA-0003-9000
Rashad, Maiysha (Georgia)
PN-GA-0003-9000
Shahar, Robin Joy (Georgia)
PN-GA-0003-9000
Terry, LaShawn W. (Georgia)
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Valladares, Richard J. (Georgia)
PN-GA-0003-9000
Wyatt-Bullman, Alisha Irene (Georgia)
PN-GA-0003-9000
Young, Dennis McRay (Georgia)
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Other Lawyers None on record

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