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Case Name Imani v. City of Baton Rouge PN-LA-0006
Docket / Court 3:17-cv-00439-SDD-RLB ( M.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Policing
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Freedom of speech/association
Unreasonable search and seizure
Defendant-type
Law-enforcement
General
Aggressive behavior
Excessive force
False arrest
Over/Unlawful Detention
Pattern or Practice
Restraints : physical
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
State law
Defendant(s) City of Baton Rouge
Plaintiff Description Plaintiffs are thirteen protesters and two reporters arrested and jailed during a police frenzy at the July 2017 Alton Sterling protest, even though they continuously complied with police orders.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
3:17-cv-439 (M.D. La.)
PN-LA-0006-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/14/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PN-LA-0006-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/09/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Complaint [ECF# 59]
PN-LA-0006-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/02/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges DeGravelles, John Wheadon (M.D. La.)
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Wilder-Doomes, Erin Court not on record [Magistrate]
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Adcock, John Nelson (Louisiana)
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Most, William (Louisiana)
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Rutherford, Michelle Marie (Louisiana)
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Defendant's Lawyers Brustowicz, Celeste (Louisiana)
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Cunningham, Erika (Louisiana)
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Erlingson, Mary G. (Louisiana)
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Frosch, Craig Edmond (Louisiana)
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Johnston, Tara Lynn (Louisiana)
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Morris, Deelee (Louisiana)
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Phayer, Dennis J. (Louisiana)
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Schroeder, Lloyd Frederick II (Louisiana)
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St. Pierre, Catherine S. (Louisiana)
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Usry, Thomas Allen (Louisiana)
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