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Case Name Furlow v. Belmar PN-MO-0007
Docket / Court 4:16-cv-00254 ( E.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Policing
Attorney Organization Center for Constitutional Rights
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Race discrimination
Disparate Impact
False arrest
Over/Unlawful Detention
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) St. Louis County
Plaintiff Description A class of St. Louis County residents, primarily impoverished and African-American, who have been affected by arrest warrants issued by police without probable cause or judicial oversight.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Center for Constitutional Rights
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
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)
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  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).
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  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)
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4:16−cv−00254−CEJ (E.D. Mo.) 09/15/2016
PN-MO-0007-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint 02/24/2016
PN-MO-0007-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Class Action Complaint 07/08/2016
PN-MO-0007-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Judges Jackson, Carol E. (E.D. Mo.) [Magistrate]
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Azmy, Baher (New York)
PN-MO-0007-0001 | PN-MO-0007-0002
Carroll, Nathaniel R. (Missouri)
PN-MO-0007-0001 | PN-MO-0007-0002 | PN-MO-0007-9000
Charney, Darius (New York)
PN-MO-0007-0001 | PN-MO-0007-0002 | PN-MO-0007-9000
Farah, Omar (New York)
PN-MO-0007-0001 | PN-MO-0007-0002 | PN-MO-0007-9000
Hall, Edward James (Missouri)
PN-MO-0007-0001 | PN-MO-0007-0002 | PN-MO-0007-9000
Harvey, Thomas B. (Missouri)
PN-MO-0007-0001 | PN-MO-0007-0002
Strode, Blake Alexander (Missouri)
PN-MO-0007-0001 | PN-MO-0007-0002 | PN-MO-0007-9000
Voss, Michael-John (Missouri)
Defendant's Lawyers Hughes, Michael E. (Missouri)
Other Lawyers None on record

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