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Case Name Cliett v. City of Philadelphia PN-PA-0008
Docket / Court 85-1846 ( E.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Policing
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Unreasonable search and seizure
Excessive force
False arrest
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action
Defendant(s) City of Philadelphia
Plaintiff Description Those individuals who were stopped, frisked and/or questioned by police as a result of or in carrying out the Philadelphia Police Department's Operation Cold Turkey.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
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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General Documents
Complaint-Class Action
PN-PA-0008-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Notice of Proposed Settlement
PN-PA-0008-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
[Affidavit of Sidney Cliett Jr.] 04/02/1985
PN-PA-0008-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Consent Decree 04/10/1985 (E.D. Pa.)
PN-PA-0008-0005.pdf | Detail
Opinion [Granting Class Certification] 10/17/1985 (1985 WL 3181 / 1985 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 14832) (E.D. Pa.)
PN-PA-0008-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Settlement Agreement 11/13/1986
PN-PA-0008-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Judges VanArtsdalen, Donald West (E.D. Pa.)
PN-PA-0008-0001 | PN-PA-0008-0005
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Kairys, David (Pennsylvania)
PN-PA-0008-0001 | PN-PA-0008-0002 | PN-PA-0008-0004 | PN-PA-0008-0005
Presser, Stefan (Pennsylvania)
PN-PA-0008-0001 | PN-PA-0008-0002 | PN-PA-0008-0004 | PN-PA-0008-0005
Defendant's Lawyers Mather, Barbara W. (Pennsylvania)
Minyard, Handsel B. (Pennsylvania)
Teti, Ralph J. (Pennsylvania)
PN-PA-0008-0004 | PN-PA-0008-0005
West, Valerie (Pennsylvania)
Other Lawyers None on record

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