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Case Name ACLU Settlement with the Chicago Police Department PN-IL-0016
Docket / Court NA ( No Court )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Policing
Special Collection Stop-and-Frisk (NY)
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
Case Summary
On August 7, 2015, Chicago Police Department (CPD), the City of Chicago, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU) reached a settlement agreement to conduct an independent evaluation of the stop ... read more >
On August 7, 2015, Chicago Police Department (CPD), the City of Chicago, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU) reached a settlement agreement to conduct an independent evaluation of the stop and frisk practices and procedures, and increase transparency and public disclosure regarding Chicago police investigatory stops.

The agreement also called for heightened training of officers, designed to ensure that investigatory stops in Chicago are conducted only where there is reasonable suspicion of criminal activity and that protective pat downs are performed only when legally justified.

Under the agreement, the City and CPD would collect additional data about all investigatory stops and all protective pat downs, including those that lead to an arrest, in the City of Chicago. CPD was required to provide the data to the ACLU and former U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys. Judge Keys would use this data to independently evaluate the City’s practices and oversee the implementation of the settlement agreement.

On August 12, 2015, Governor Rauner signed the Police and Community Relations Improvement Act into law. This law requires statewide data collection for stops that result in frisks or arrests. Police officers will also be required to issue receipts to people they search during a stop.

More information about Stop and Frisk in Chicago is available here.

Susie Choi - 02/09/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Unreasonable search and seizure
Content of Injunction
Monitoring
Reporting
Required disclosure
Training
Defendant-type
Law-enforcement
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Special Case Type
Out-of-court
Causes of Action State law
Defendant(s) Chicago Police Department
Plaintiff Description American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU)
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  New York City to Pay Up to $75 Million Over Dismissed Summonses
New York Times
Date: Jan. 23, 2017
By: Benjamin Weiser (New York Times)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Bravo v. Board of Commissioners of Dona Ana County
http://www.bazelon.org/
Date: 2017
By: The Bazelon Center (The Bazelon Center)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants
http://law.duke.edu/journals/lcp
Date: Spring 2008
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University in St. Louis)
Citation: 71 Law & Contemp. Problems 65 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
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General Documents
Investigatory Stop and Protective Pat Down Settlement Agreement
PN-IL-0016-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/07/2015
Source: ACLU
Plaintiff's Lawyers Grossman, Harvey (Illinois)
PN-IL-0016-0001
Defendant's Lawyers McCarthy, Garry F. (Illinois)
PN-IL-0016-0001
Patton, Stephen Ray (Illinois)
PN-IL-0016-0001

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