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Case Name United States v. City of Ferguson PN-MO-0002
Docket / Court 4:16-cv-00180 ( E.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Policing
Special Collection Criminalization of poverty
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Freedom of speech/association
Unreasonable search and seizure
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Law-enforcement
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Communication skills
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Excessive force
Failure to discipline
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
False arrest
Funding
Grievance Procedures
Improper treatment of mentally ill suspects
Improper use of canines
Inadequate citizen complaint investigations and procedures
Juveniles
Over/Unlawful Detention
Pattern or Practice
Pepper/OC spray
Racial profiling
Record-keeping
Search policies
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 14141
Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
Defendant(s) City of Ferguson
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2016 - 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 ]

Docket(s)
4:16-cv-00180 (E.D. Mo.) 07/22/2016
PN-MO-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Report Summary
PN-MO-0002-0018.pdf | Detail
Attorney General Statement on Latest Developments in Federal Civil Rights Investigation in Ferguson, MO 08/18/2014
PN-MO-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Attorney General Holder Announces Next Steps to Address Concerns Regarding the City of Ferguson and St. Louis County Police Departments 09/04/2014
PN-MO-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Re: Ferguson Police Department Investigation: Officer Name Plates 09/23/2014
PN-MO-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Ferguson Police Department Investigation: Bracelets 09/26/2014
PN-MO-0002-0004.pdf | Detail
Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department 03/03/2015
PN-MO-0002-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Investigation of Ferguson Police Department [Findings Report] 03/03/2015
PN-MO-0002-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Department of Justice Report Regarding the Criminal Investigation into the Shooting Death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson 03/04/2015
PN-MO-0002-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Letter to Ferguson City Council from Vanita Gupta 01/26/2016
PN-MO-0002-0008.pdf | Detail
DRAFT Consent Decree [for consideration by the City of Ferguson] 01/26/2016
PN-MO-0002-0009.pdf | Detail
Ferguson City Council Members Vote to Conditionally Approve an Agreement with the Department of Justice 02/09/2016
PN-MO-0002-0011.pdf | Detail
Complaint 02/10/2016
PN-MO-0002-0010.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Letter from DAAG Vanita Gupta to Ferguson] 03/04/2016
PN-MO-0002-0013.pdf | Detail
Joint Motion for Entry of Consent Decree 03/17/2016
PN-MO-0002-0014.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum in Support of Joint Motion for Entry of Consent Decree 03/17/2016
PN-MO-0002-0015.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Setting Public Hearing 03/28/2016 (E.D. Mo.)
PN-MO-0002-0017.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 04/19/2016 (E.D. Mo.)
PN-MO-0002-0016.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Courtroom Minute Sheet [The Court Grants The Consent Decree] 04/19/2016 (E.D. Mo.)
PN-MO-0002-0019.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Perry, Catherine D. (E.D. Mo.) [Magistrate]
PN-MO-0002-0016 | PN-MO-0002-0017 | PN-MO-0002-0019 | PN-MO-0002-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bains, Chiraag (District of Columbia)
PN-MO-0002-0010 | PN-MO-0002-0014 | PN-MO-0002-0015 | PN-MO-0002-0016 | PN-MO-0002-9000
Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)
PN-MO-0002-0005 | PN-MO-0002-0008 | PN-MO-0002-0010 | PN-MO-0002-0013 | PN-MO-0002-0014 | PN-MO-0002-0015 | PN-MO-0002-0016
Hart, Charles W. Jr. (District of Columbia)
PN-MO-0002-0010 | PN-MO-0002-0014 | PN-MO-0002-0015 | PN-MO-0002-9000
Lopez, Christy (District of Columbia)
PN-MO-0002-0003 | PN-MO-0002-0004 | PN-MO-0002-0010 | PN-MO-0002-0014 | PN-MO-0002-0015 | PN-MO-0002-0016 | PN-MO-0002-9000
Moossy, Robert J. (District of Columbia)
PN-MO-0002-0016
Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)
PN-MO-0002-0010 | PN-MO-0002-0014 | PN-MO-0002-0015 | PN-MO-0002-0016
Senier, Amy (District of Columbia)
PN-MO-0002-0014 | PN-MO-0002-0015 | PN-MO-0002-0016 | PN-MO-0002-9000
Volek, Jude (District of Columbia)
PN-MO-0002-0014 | PN-MO-0002-0015 | PN-MO-0002-0016 | PN-MO-0002-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Hasten, Jared L. (Illinois)
PN-MO-0002-0015 | PN-MO-0002-9000
Karr, Stephanie E (Missouri)
PN-MO-0002-0016
O'Keefe, Kevin M (Missouri)
PN-MO-0002-0015 | PN-MO-0002-9000
Webb, Dan K. (Illinois)
PN-MO-0002-0015 | PN-MO-0002-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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