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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 Ongoing Yes
Case Listing PN-OH-0003 : 2002 DOJ Investigation of Cleveland Division of Police (No Court)
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)
1:15-cv-1046 (N.D. Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/01/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Re: Investigation of the Cleveland Division of Police
PN-OH-0008-0018.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 07/23/2002
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Re: Investigation of Cleveland Division of Police Central Prison Unit and Holding Cell Facilities
PN-OH-0008-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/04/2003
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Joint Statement of Principles by the United State Department of Justice and the City of Cleveland regarding the Cleveland Division of Police
PN-OH-0008-0004.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 12/02/2014
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Investigation of the Cleveland Division of Police [Executive Summary]
PN-OH-0008-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 12/04/2014
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Investigación de la División De Policía De Cleveland [Executive Summary in Spanish]
PN-OH-0008-0002.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 12/04/2014
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Investigation of the Cleveland Division of Police
PN-OH-0008-0003.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 12/04/2014
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
PN-OH-0008-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/04/2014
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]
PN-OH-0008-0006.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/26/2015
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PN-OH-0008-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/26/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 3-1]
PN-OH-0008-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/26/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Joint Motion and Memorandum for Entry of Consent Decree [ECF# 3]
PN-OH-0008-0020.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/26/2015
Order [ECF# 9] (N.D. Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/12/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Appointing Monitor [ECF# 25] (N.D. Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/01/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 26] (N.D. Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/06/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
City of Cleveland's Initial Status Report [ECF# 34]
PN-OH-0008-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/09/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Submitting First-Year Monitoring Plan [ECF# 43]
PN-OH-0008-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/01/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Submitting First Semiannual Report [ECF# 65]
PN-OH-0008-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/02/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
City of Cleveland's Second Status Report [ECF# 69]
PN-OH-0008-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/13/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Cleveland Ohio Community Survey: Public Perceptions of Safety and Policing [ECF# 71-1]
PN-OH-0008-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/23/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Providing Baseline Assessment Report [ECF# 73]
PN-OH-0008-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/24/2016
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 Brown Cutlar, Shanetta Y. (District of Columbia)
PN-OH-0008-0019
Dettelbach, Steven M (District of Columbia)
PN-OH-0008-0003 | PN-OH-0008-0004 | PN-OH-0008-0007 | PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-0020 | PN-OH-0008-9000
Gunston, Emily A. (District of Columbia)
PN-OH-0008-0007 | PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-0020 | 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 | PN-OH-0008-0020
Heyer, Michelle L (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0007 | PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-0020 | 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-0008-0020 | PN-OH-0008-9000
Ogletree, Rashida J (District of Columbia)
PN-OH-0008-0006 | PN-OH-0008-0007 | PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-0020 | 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 | PN-OH-0008-0020
Rendon, Carole S. (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0006 | PN-OH-0008-0007 | PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-0020 | PN-OH-0008-9000
Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)
PN-OH-0008-0018
Senier, Amy (District of Columbia)
PN-OH-0008-9000
Volosin, Heather Tonsing (Ohio)
PN-OH-0008-0007 | PN-OH-0008-0008 | PN-OH-0008-0020 | 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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