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Case Name United States v. City of Cleveland PN-OH-0008
Docket / Court 1:15-cv-01046 ( N.D. Ohio )
State/Territory Ohio
Case Type(s) Policing
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
Unreasonable search and seizure
Content of Injunction
Auditing
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Training
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Law-enforcement
General
Excessive force
Failure to discipline
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Improper treatment of mentally ill suspects
Improper use of canines
Inadequate citizen complaint investigations and procedures
Incident/accident reporting & investigations
Pattern or Practice
Restraints : chemical
Restraints : physical
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 14141
Defendant(s) City of Cleveland
Plaintiff Description Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted Moot
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 2015 - 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)
1:15-cv-1046 (N.D. Ohio) 05/26/2015
PN-OH-0008-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Joint Statement of Principles by the United State Department of Justice and the City of Cleveland regarding the Cleveland Division of Police 12/02/2014
PN-OH-0008-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Investigation of the Cleveland Division of Police [Executive Summary] 12/04/2014
PN-OH-0008-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Investigación de la División De Policía De Cleveland [Executive Summary in Spanish] 12/04/2014
PN-OH-0008-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Investigation of the Cleveland Division of Police [Concluding Investigation] 12/04/2014
PN-OH-0008-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Justice Department and City of Cleveland Agree to Reform Division of Police After Finding a Pattern or Practice of Excessive Force 12/04/2014
PN-OH-0008-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Request for Information [Seeking an Independent Monitor Negotiated Court Enforceable Settlement Agreement regarding the Cleveland Division of Police] 03/26/2015
PN-OH-0008-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Complaint 05/26/2015
PN-OH-0008-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement 05/26/2015
PN-OH-0008-0008.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 06/12/2015 (N.D. Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0009.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Appointing Monitor 10/01/2015 (N.D. Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0010.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 10/06/2015 (N.D. Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0011.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
City of Cleveland's Initial Status Report 12/09/2015
PN-OH-0008-0013.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Submitting First-Year Monitoring Plan 02/01/2016
PN-OH-0008-0012.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Submitting First Semiannual Report 06/02/2016
PN-OH-0008-0014.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
City of Cleveland's Second Status Report 06/13/2016
PN-OH-0008-0015.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Cleveland Ohio Community Survey: Public Perceptions of Safety and Policing 06/23/2016
PN-OH-0008-0016.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Providing Baseline Assessment Report 06/24/2016
PN-OH-0008-0017.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Oliver, Solomon Jr. (N.D. Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0009 | PN-OH-0008-0010 | PN-OH-0008-0011 | PN-OH-0008-9000
Monitors/Masters Barge, Matthew (California)
PN-OH-0008-0012 | PN-OH-0008-0014 | PN-OH-0008-0017 | PN-OH-0008-9000
Cafarchia, Francine (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0016
Diaz, Diana O. (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0016
Gomez, Sophia T. (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0016
Plaintiff's Lawyers Dettelbach, Steven M (District of Columbia)
PN-OH-0008-0003 | PN-OH-0008-0004 | PN-OH-0008-0007 | PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-9000
Gunston, Emily A. (District of Columbia)
PN-OH-0008-0007 | PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-9000
Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)
PN-OH-0008-0003 | PN-OH-0008-0004 | PN-OH-0008-0007 | PN-OH-0008-0008
Heyer, Michelle L (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0007 | PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-9000
Kappelhoff, Mark (District of Columbia)
PN-OH-0008-0008
Morse, Thomas Jackson (District of Columbia)
PN-OH-0008-0007 | PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-9000
Ogletree, Rashida J (District of Columbia)
PN-OH-0008-0006 | PN-OH-0008-0007 | PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-9000
Porter, Nicole (District of Columbia)
PN-OH-0008-9000
Preston, Judith C. (District of Columbia)
PN-OH-0008-0007 | PN-OH-0008-0008
Rendon, Carole S. (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0006 | PN-OH-0008-0007 | PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-9000
Senier, Amy (District of Columbia)
PN-OH-0008-9000
Volosin, Heather Tonsing (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0007 | PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Langhenry, Barabara A. (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0006 | PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-0013 | PN-OH-0008-0015 | PN-OH-0008-9000
Scott, Joseph F. (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-9000
Singletary, Gary S. (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-0013 | PN-OH-0008-0015 | PN-OH-0008-9000
Other Lawyers Chandra, Subodh (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-9000
Friedman, Gordon S. (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-9000
Greene, Jacqueline C. (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-9000
Hardiman, James L. (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-9000
Nelson, Michael L. Sr. (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-9000

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