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Case Name Ruiz v. City of Sacramento PN-CA-0045
Docket / Court 2:20-cv-01229 ( E.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Policing
Special Collection Police Violence Protests (Spring/Summer 2020)
Post-WalMart decisions on class certification
Case Summary
This class action lawsuit was filed on June 18, 2020 in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of California. The suit came after police in Sacramento, California allegedly used illegal tactics in an effort to disrupt protests that occurred after the police killing of George Floyd in ... read more >
This class action lawsuit was filed on June 18, 2020 in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of California. The suit came after police in Sacramento, California allegedly used illegal tactics in an effort to disrupt protests that occurred after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, were several Sacramento residents who were injured during the protests; the defendants were the City of Sacramento, the Sacramento Police Department (SPD), one named officer, and 125 Does (public employees and agents). The lawsuit had eleven different claims, including violations of the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution under § 1983, violations of the California state constitution, and violations of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Bane Act.

The case is ongoing as of July 20, 2020.

Jack Hibbard - 07/20/2020


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Freedom of speech/association
Unreasonable search and seizure
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Law-enforcement
Disability
disability, unspecified
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Excessive force
Failure to discipline
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Over/Unlawful Detention
Pepper/OC spray
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
State law
Defendant(s) City of Sacramento
Sacramento Police Department
Plaintiff Description Several Sacramento residents injured in the protests after the killing of George Floyd
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filed 06/18/2020
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
2:20-cv-01229 (E.D. Cal.)
PN-CA-0045-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/10/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint for Violation of Civil and Constitutional Rights [ECF# 1]
PN-CA-0045-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/18/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Brennan, Edmund F. Court not on record [Magistrate] show/hide docs
PN-CA-0045-9000
Shubb, William B. (E.D. Cal.) show/hide docs
PN-CA-0045-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Masuhara, Paul Hajime (California) show/hide docs
PN-CA-0045-0001 | PN-CA-0045-9000
Merin, Mark E. (California) show/hide docs
PN-CA-0045-0001 | PN-CA-0045-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Trimm, Chance (California) show/hide docs
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