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Case Name United States v. Town of Colorado City PN-AZ-0004
Docket / Court 3:12-cv-08123-HRH ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Policing
Speech and Religious Freedom
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
Equal Protection
Establishment Clause
Unreasonable search and seizure
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-area
Housing Sales/Rental
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Excessive force
False arrest
Housing
Incident/accident reporting & investigations
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 14141
Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.
Defendant(s) Town of Colorado City
Plaintiff Description The United States
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Declaratory Judgment
Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2017 - 2027
Filing Year 2012
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Data examining the Department of Justice's civil rights investigations of local and state police departments
Marshall Project
Date: Jan. 17, 2017
By: Tom Meagher (Marshall Project)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  The Civil Rights Division’s Pattern and Practice Police Reform Work: 1994-Present
https://www.justice.gov/
Date: Jan. 4, 2017
By: U.S. Department of Justice
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  An Interactive Guide to the Civil Rights Division’s Police Reforms
https://www.justice.gov/
Date: Jan. 4, 2017
By: U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (U.S. Department of Justice)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Justice Department Wins Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah
Date: Mar. 7, 2016
(U.S. Department of Justice)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

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

  Federal Enforcement of Police Reform
Date: 2014
By: Stephen Rushin (University of Illinois College of Law, University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program Faculty)
Citation: 82 Fordham Law Review 3189 (2014)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
3:12−cv−08123 (D. Ariz.)
PN-AZ-0004-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/06/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against the Twin Cities of Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah, and Local Utility Companies Alleging Religious Discrimination
PN-AZ-0004-0009.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 06/21/2012
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PN-AZ-0004-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/21/2012
Order (Denying U.S. Motion to Transfer Related Case) [ECF# 35] (D. Ariz.)
PN-AZ-0004-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/16/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (Denying Defendants' Motion to Dismiss) [ECF# 106] (2013 WL 11826544) (D. Ariz.)
PN-AZ-0004-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/06/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (2014 WL 3724232) (D. Ariz.)
PN-AZ-0004-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/28/2014
Source: Bloomberg Law
Joint Status Report Concerning Altered Police Reports [ECF# 556]
PN-AZ-0004-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/05/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Joint Status Report Concerning Altered Police Reports [ECF# 577]
PN-AZ-0004-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/06/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Third Joint Status Report Concerning Altered Police Reports [ECF# 607]
PN-AZ-0004-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/20/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (2015 WL 3774315) (D. Ariz.)
PN-AZ-0004-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/17/2015
Source: Bloomberg Law
Order [ECF# 891] (D. Ariz.)
PN-AZ-0004-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/12/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Verdict (Redacted) [ECF# 932] (D. Ariz.)
PN-AZ-0004-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/07/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 937-1]
PN-AZ-0004-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/18/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order - Approval of Settlement Agreement [ECF# 938] (D. Ariz.)
PN-AZ-0004-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/19/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment and Decree Granting Injunctive Relief [ECF# 1053] (D. Ariz.)
PN-AZ-0004-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/18/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order on Required Training [ECF# 1089] (D. Ariz.)
PN-AZ-0004-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/01/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Monitor's Report for November 2017 [ECF# 1147]
PN-AZ-0004-0021.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/01/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Monitor's Report on Police Consultant [ECF# 1153]
PN-AZ-0004-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/05/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Monitor's Report on Involved Cities [ECF# 1151]
PN-AZ-0004-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/12/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Monitor's Report by Police Consultant [ECF# 1154]
PN-AZ-0004-0018.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/28/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Monitor's Status Report [ECF# 1158-2]
PN-AZ-0004-0020.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/28/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
May Monitoring Report for Involved Cities [ECF# 1158-1]
PN-AZ-0004-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/01/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Holland, Hezekiah Russel (D. Alaska)
PN-AZ-0004-0003 | PN-AZ-0004-0004 | PN-AZ-0004-0005 | PN-AZ-0004-0006 | PN-AZ-0004-0008 | PN-AZ-0004-0013 | PN-AZ-0004-0014 | PN-AZ-0004-0015 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Teilborg, James A. (D. Ariz.)
PN-AZ-0004-0002
Monitors/Masters Carter, Roger (Utah)
PN-AZ-0004-0016 | PN-AZ-0004-0021
Keith, Jim (Utah)
PN-AZ-0004-0018 | PN-AZ-0004-0019 | PN-AZ-0004-0020
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brett, Sharon (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-0007 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Clarke, Jessica (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-9001
Crockett, Jessica Clarke (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-0010 | PN-AZ-0004-0011 | PN-AZ-0004-0012 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Donnelly, Matthew J. (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-0007 | PN-AZ-0004-0010 | PN-AZ-0004-0011 | PN-AZ-0004-0012 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Gzifa, Anika (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-9001
Hagler, Tamar (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-0001 | PN-AZ-0004-0007 | PN-AZ-0004-0010 | PN-AZ-0004-0011 | PN-AZ-0004-0012 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Holder, Eric H. Jr. (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-0001 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Keveney, Sean R. (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-0007 | PN-AZ-0004-0010 | PN-AZ-0004-0011 | PN-AZ-0004-0012 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Lopez, Christy (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-0001 | PN-AZ-0004-0007 | PN-AZ-0004-0010 | PN-AZ-0004-0011 | PN-AZ-0004-0012 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Majeed, Sameena Shina (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-0007
Perez, Thomas E. (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-0001 | PN-AZ-0004-0009 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Porter, Forestine Nicole (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-9001
Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-0001 | PN-AZ-0004-0007 | PN-AZ-0004-0010 | PN-AZ-0004-0011 | PN-AZ-0004-0012 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Ryals, Stephen (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-9001
Sacks, Noah David (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-9001
Savner, Emily (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-0007 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Smith, Jonathan Mark (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-0001 | PN-AZ-0004-0010 | PN-AZ-0004-0011 | PN-AZ-0004-0012 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Towt, Katharine Farrell (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-9001
Treene, Eric W. (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-0007 | PN-AZ-0004-0010 | PN-AZ-0004-0011 | PN-AZ-0004-0012 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Wagner, Lori K. (District of Columbia)
PN-AZ-0004-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Abke, Kathleen Josephine (Utah)
PN-AZ-0004-9001
England, Melissa Jane (Arizona)
PN-AZ-0004-0007 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Gregson, Ashley M. (Utah)
PN-AZ-0004-0007 | PN-AZ-0004-0011 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Hamilton, R. Blake (Utah)
PN-AZ-0004-0007 | PN-AZ-0004-0011 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Hansen, J. Michael (Utah)
PN-AZ-0004-9001
Matura, Jeffrey Charles (Arizona)
PN-AZ-0004-0007 | PN-AZ-0004-0010 | PN-AZ-0004-0011 | PN-AZ-0004-0012 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Sebastian, Asha (Arizona)
PN-AZ-0004-0010 | PN-AZ-0004-0011 | PN-AZ-0004-0012 | PN-AZ-0004-9001
Stirba, Peter (Utah)
PN-AZ-0004-9001
Other Lawyers Bonewell, Rick D. (Utah)
PN-AZ-0004-9001
Keenan, Jefferson Lee (Arizona)
PN-AZ-0004-9001
Piccarreta, Michael L (Arizona)
PN-AZ-0004-9001
Walker, William G (Arizona)
PN-AZ-0004-9001

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