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Case Name DOJ Investigation of Baltimore Police Department PN-MD-0008
Docket / Court docket unknown ( No Court )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Policing
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Unreasonable search and seizure
Mental impairment
Race discrimination
Disparate Impact
Excessive force
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Improper treatment of mentally ill suspects
Incident/accident reporting & investigations
Language/ethnic/minority needs
Racial profiling
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Mental Disability
Mental Illness, Unspecified
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 14141
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
Defendant(s) Baltimore City Police Department
Plaintiff Description 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 No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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Links An Interactive Guide to the Civil Rights Division’s Police Reforms
Posted: Jan. 04, 2017
By: U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (U.S. Department of Justice)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  The Civil Rights Division’s Pattern and Practice Police Reform Work: 1994-Present
Posted: Jan. 04, 2017
By: U.S. Department of Justice (U.S. Department of Justice)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

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

  Panopticism for Police: Structural Reform Bargaining and Police Regulation by Data-Driven Surveillance
By: Mary D. Fan (University of Washington)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Federal Enforcement of Police Reform
Posted: 2014
By: Stephen Rushin (University of Illinois College of Law, University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program )
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

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General Documents
Press Release 05/08/2016
PN-MD-0008-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: U.S. DOJ, Civil Rights Division, Education Section
Agreement in Principle Between U.S. and City of Baltimore 08/09/2016
PN-MD-0008-0006.pdf | Detail
Press Release 08/10/2016
PN-MD-0008-0003.pdf | Detail
Press Release [Discussing Findings Letter from DOJ] 08/10/2016
PN-MD-0008-0004.pdf | Detail
Findings Letter from Department of Justice 08/10/2016
PN-MD-0008-0005.pdf | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)
Mygatt, Timothy D (District of Columbia)
Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)
Defendant's Lawyers Nilson, George A. (Maryland)
Other Lawyers None on record

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