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Case Name United States v. Puerto Rico PN-PR-0001
Docket / Court 3:12-cv-02039 ( D.P.R. )
State/Territory Puerto Rico
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
Equal Protection
Freedom of speech/association
Unreasonable search and seizure
Content of Injunction
Auditing
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Goals and Timekeeping
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Defendant-type
Law-enforcement
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
General
Aggressive behavior
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Excessive force
Failure to discipline
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Inadequate citizen complaint investigations and procedures
Incident/accident reporting & investigations
Pattern or Practice
Pepper/OC spray
Record-keeping
Search policies
National Origin/Ethnicity
Other
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 14141
Defendant(s) Puerto Rico
Plaintiff Description United States government, following an investigation by the Department of Justice of the polices and practices of the Puerto Rico Police Department
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 Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Order Duration 2013 - n/a
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 ]

  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-2039 (D.P.R.)
PN-PR-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/09/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Findings Letter
PN-PR-0001-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 09/05/2011
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
DOJ Executive Summary
PN-PR-0001-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/05/2011
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Investigación de la Policía de Puerto Rico [Findings Report (Spanish)]
PN-PR-0001-0020.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 09/05/2011
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PN-PR-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/21/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Agreement for the Sustainable Reform of the Puerto Rico Police Department [ECF# 2-1]
PN-PR-0001-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/21/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Acuerdo para la Reforma Sostenible de la Policía de Puerto Rico [Agreement for the Sustainable Reform of the Puerto Rico Police Department (Spanish)] [ECF# 2-1]
PN-PR-0001-0021.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 12/21/2012
Order [ECF# 7] (D.P.R.)
PN-PR-0001-0011.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 12/30/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Brief of Amicus Curiae in Support of Puerto Rico as an Incorporated Territory of the United States [ECF# 26-2]
PN-PR-0001-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/26/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Brief of the American Civil Liberties Union as Amicus Curiae [ECF# 27]
PN-PR-0001-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/01/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Agreement for the Sustainable Reform of the Puerto Rico Police Department [Second] [ECF# 57-1]
PN-PR-0001-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/17/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Minutes of Proceedings and Order [ECF# 58] (D.P.R.)
PN-PR-0001-0012.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 07/17/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment [ECF# 61] (D.P.R.)
PN-PR-0001-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/17/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Approving Selection of Technical Compliance Advisor] [ECF# 86] (D.P.R.)
PN-PR-0001-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/30/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion Submitting PRPD’S Progress Report on the Agreement on the Sustainable Reform [ECF# 159]
PN-PR-0001-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/01/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion to File First Sixth Month Report [ECF# 203]
PN-PR-0001-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/09/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
United States' Supplement to the First Six-Month Report of the Technical Compliance Advisor, June 6 - December 6, 2014 [ECF# 212]
PN-PR-0001-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/13/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 213] (D.P.R.)
PN-PR-0001-0018.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/17/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Six-Month Report of the Technical Compliance Advisor December 7, 2014 - June 7, 2015 [ECF# 245]
PN-PR-0001-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/10/2015
Joint Response to the Six-Month Report of the Technical Compliance Advisor, December 7, 2014 - June 7, 2015 [ECF# 271-1]
PN-PR-0001-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/29/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Six-Month Report of the Technical Compliance Advisor [ECF# 306]
PN-PR-0001-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/01/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
United States' Response to the Six-Month Report of the Technical Compliance Advisor, June 8 2015 - December 8, 2015 [ECF# 334]
PN-PR-0001-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/07/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Gelpi, Gustavo Antonio Jr. (D.P.R.)
PN-PR-0001-0009 | PN-PR-0001-0011 | PN-PR-0001-0012 | PN-PR-0001-0018 | PN-PR-0001-9000
Monitors/Masters ,
PN-PR-0001-0013 | PN-PR-0001-0019
Plaintiff's Lawyers Austin, Roy L. (District of Columbia)
PN-PR-0001-0002 | PN-PR-0001-0003 | PN-PR-0001-0007 | PN-PR-0001-0021
Buehler, Brian D. (District of Columbia)
PN-PR-0001-0014 | PN-PR-0001-0016 | PN-PR-0001-0017 | PN-PR-0001-9000
Garcia, Lynda (District of Columbia)
PN-PR-0001-9000
Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)
PN-PR-0001-0014 | PN-PR-0001-0017
Holder, Eric H. Jr. (District of Columbia)
PN-PR-0001-0007
Lopez, Zazy I (District of Columbia)
PN-PR-0001-0007 | PN-PR-0001-0014 | PN-PR-0001-0017 | PN-PR-0001-9000
Lopez, Christy (District of Columbia)
PN-PR-0001-0014
Perez, Sergio (District of Columbia)
PN-PR-0001-0002 | PN-PR-0001-0003 | PN-PR-0001-0007 | PN-PR-0001-0021 | PN-PR-0001-9000
Perez, Thomas E. (District of Columbia)
PN-PR-0001-0002 | PN-PR-0001-0003 | PN-PR-0001-0007 | PN-PR-0001-0021
Preston, Judith C. (District of Columbia)
PN-PR-0001-0014
Saucedo, Luis E. (District of Columbia)
PN-PR-0001-0002 | PN-PR-0001-0003 | PN-PR-0001-0007 | PN-PR-0001-0014 | PN-PR-0001-0016 | PN-PR-0001-0017 | PN-PR-0001-0021 | PN-PR-0001-9000
Smith, Jonathan Mark (District of Columbia)
PN-PR-0001-0002 | PN-PR-0001-0003 | PN-PR-0001-0007 | PN-PR-0001-0017 | PN-PR-0001-0021
Trepel, Samantha Kay (District of Columbia)
PN-PR-0001-0002 | PN-PR-0001-0003 | PN-PR-0001-0021 | PN-PR-0001-9000
West, Tony (District of Columbia)
PN-PR-0001-0007
Defendant's Lawyers Annexy-Guevara, Beatriz (Puerto Rico)
PN-PR-0001-0010 | PN-PR-0001-0014 | PN-PR-0001-9000
De Jesus Annoni, Gerardo A. (Puerto Rico)
PN-PR-0001-0007 | PN-PR-0001-9000
Del Valle Cruz, Carlos A. (Puerto Rico)
PN-PR-0001-0007 | PN-PR-0001-9000
Marxuach Torros, Gilberto J (Puerto Rico)
PN-PR-0001-0007
Sanchez Betances, Luis (Puerto Rico)
PN-PR-0001-0007
Torres-Ortiz, Joel (Puerto Rico)
PN-PR-0001-9000
Other Lawyers Gonzalez-Ortiz, Josue (Puerto Rico)
PN-PR-0001-0005 | PN-PR-0001-9000
Igartua, Gregorio (Puerto Rico)
PN-PR-0001-0006 | PN-PR-0001-9000
Inserni-Milam, Frank D. (Puerto Rico)
PN-PR-0001-9000
Klugman, Maura M (New York)
PN-PR-0001-0005
Lindblom, Marjorie P. (New York)
PN-PR-0001-0005
Ramirez-Hernandez, William (Puerto Rico)
PN-PR-0001-0005
Vargas-Acosta, Nora (Puerto Rico)
PN-PR-0001-0005
Wizner, Ben (New York)
PN-PR-0001-0005
Yanez, Leopoldo J (New York)
PN-PR-0001-0005

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