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Case Name United States v. County of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Sheriff [USDOJ CRIPA Investigation] JC-CA-0005
Docket / Court 2:15-cv-05903 ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection California's Prisoners' Rights Bar article
Attorney Organization Public Counsel
U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Unreasonable search and seizure
Content of Injunction
Auditing
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Training
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Defendant-type
Corrections
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Classification / placement
Counseling
Excessive force
Sanitation / living conditions
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Suicide prevention
Totality of conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Mental health care, general
Suicide prevention
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) Los Angeles County Jail
Plaintiff Description United States Department of Justice and individuals with mental illnesses and disabilities who cycle through the LA County Jail
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Public Counsel
U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
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 Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2002 - n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  An Analysis of CRIPA Findings Letters Issued to Jails for Constitutional Violations by the Department of Justice
Date: Apr. 15, 2016
By: Jeff Mellow, Bryce E. Peterson & Mijin Kim (John Jay College of Criminal Justice Faculty)
Citation: Am. J. Crim. Just. (April 2016)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
2:15-cv-5903 (C.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0005-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/01/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Notice Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Los Angeles County Jail
JC-CA-0005-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/06/1996
USDOJ Agreement with LA County Jail
JC-CA-0005-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 08/01/1996
Memorandum re: Findings Letter re: Los Angeles County Jail
JC-CA-0005-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/14/1997
Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Mental Helath Services in the Los Angeles County Jail
JC-CA-0005-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/05/1997
Memorandum of Agreement Between the United States and Los Angeles County, California Regarding Mental Health Services at the Los Angeles County Jail
JC-CA-0005-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/19/2002
RE: Mental Health Care and Suicide Prevention Practices at Los Angeles County Jails
JC-CA-0005-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/04/2012
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Compliance Letter
JC-CA-0005-0002.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 06/04/2014
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Justice Department Concludes That Los Angeles County Jails System Has Made Progress, but Serious Deficiencies Continue
JC-CA-0005-0003.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 06/04/2014
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Stipulation and Proposed Order Approving and Entering Joint Settlement
JC-CA-0005-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/05/2015
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Complaint [ECF# 1]
JC-CA-0005-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/05/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Joint Settlement Agreement Regarding the Los Angeles County Jails; and Stipulated [Proposed] Order of Resolution [ECF# 4-1]
JC-CA-0005-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/05/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Approving and Entering Joint Settlement Agreement as an Order [ECF# 13] (C.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0005-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/03/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Joint Settlement Agreement Regarding the Los Angeles County Jails; and Stipulated Order of Resolution [ECF# 14]
JC-CA-0005-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/03/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Motion to Intervene [ECF# 75] (2015 WL 8783449) (C.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0005-0012.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 12/15/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff-Intervenors' First Amended Complaint in Intervention [ECF# 76]
JC-CA-0005-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/14/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Proceedings: (In Chambers) Order Re Plaintiff-Intervenors' Motion to Compel Deposition of Dr.Mitchell Katz [ECF# 99] (2016 WL 4060314) (C.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0005-0016.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 04/27/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Defendants' Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings [ECF# 103] (2016 WL 2885855) (C.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0005-0017.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/17/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Defendant's Motions for 1) Review of Magistrate Judge's Order and 2) Disqualification [ECF# 120] (2016 WL 4059712) (C.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0005-0018.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/27/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges McDermott, John E. Court not on record [Magistrate]
JC-CA-0005-0016 | JC-CA-0005-9000
Pregerson, Dean D. (C.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0005-0010 | JC-CA-0005-0011 | JC-CA-0005-0012 | JC-CA-0005-0017 | JC-CA-0005-0018 | JC-CA-0005-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Anderson, L. Adelaide (California)
JC-CA-0005-0013 | JC-CA-0005-9000
Birotte, Andre Jr. (California)
JC-CA-0005-0008
Blasi, Gary L. (California)
JC-CA-0005-0013 | JC-CA-0005-9000
Boyd, Ralph F. Jr. (District of Columbia)
JC-CA-0005-0001 | JC-CA-0005-0007
Clancy, Thomas P. (California)
JC-CA-0005-0013 | JC-CA-0005-9000
Coon, Laura (District of Columbia)
JC-CA-0005-0009 | JC-CA-0005-0010 | JC-CA-0005-0011 | JC-CA-0005-0014 | JC-CA-0005-0015
Davis-Denny, Grant A. (California)
JC-CA-0005-0013 | JC-CA-0005-9000
Decker, Eileen (California)
JC-CA-0005-0009 | JC-CA-0005-0010 | JC-CA-0005-0011 | JC-CA-0005-0014 | JC-CA-0005-0015
Eichner, James (District of Columbia)
JC-CA-0005-0001 | JC-CA-0005-0007
Hartz, Alisa Louise (California)
JC-CA-0005-0013 | JC-CA-0005-9000
Hull, Joanna (District of Columbia)
JC-CA-0005-0009 | JC-CA-0005-0010 | JC-CA-0005-0011 | JC-CA-0005-0014 | JC-CA-0005-0015 | JC-CA-0005-9000
Kappelhoff, Mark (District of Columbia)
JC-CA-0005-0009 | JC-CA-0005-0010 | JC-CA-0005-0011 | JC-CA-0005-0014 | JC-CA-0005-0015
Lynch, Loretta (New York)
JC-CA-0005-0009 | JC-CA-0005-0010 | JC-CA-0005-0011 | JC-CA-0005-0014 | JC-CA-0005-0015
Maddox, William G. (District of Columbia)
JC-CA-0005-0001 | JC-CA-0005-0007
Monteleone, Robyn-Marie L (California)
JC-CA-0005-0009 | JC-CA-0005-0010 | JC-CA-0005-0011 | JC-CA-0005-0014 | JC-CA-0005-0015 | JC-CA-0005-9000
Murphy, Emily Rose DiMento (California)
JC-CA-0005-0013 | JC-CA-0005-9000
Nelson, Mellie H. (District of Columbia)
JC-CA-0005-0001 | JC-CA-0005-0007
Nickell, Matthew Edward (California)
JC-CA-0005-9000
Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)
JC-CA-0005-0004
Phillips, Bradley S. (California)
JC-CA-0005-0013 | JC-CA-0005-9000
Pinzler, Isabelle Katz (District of Columbia)
JC-CA-0005-0006
Preston, Judith C. (District of Columbia)
JC-CA-0005-0009 | JC-CA-0005-0010 | JC-CA-0005-0011 | JC-CA-0005-0014 | JC-CA-0005-0015
Richardson, Anne K. (California)
JC-CA-0005-0013 | JC-CA-0005-9000
Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)
JC-CA-0005-0001 | JC-CA-0005-0005 | JC-CA-0005-0007
Rosenbaum, Mark Dale (California)
JC-CA-0005-0013 | JC-CA-0005-9000
Saucedo, Luis E. (District of Columbia)
JC-CA-0005-0009 | JC-CA-0005-0010 | JC-CA-0005-0011 | JC-CA-0005-0015 | JC-CA-0005-9000
Smith, Jonathan Mark (District of Columbia)
JC-CA-0005-0008
Trainor, Cathleen (District of Columbia)
JC-CA-0005-0009 | JC-CA-0005-0010 | JC-CA-0005-0011 | JC-CA-0005-0014 | JC-CA-0005-0015
Weidman, Leon W. (California)
JC-CA-0005-0009 | JC-CA-0005-0010 | JC-CA-0005-0011 | JC-CA-0005-0014 | JC-CA-0005-0015
Wilson, Geoffrey Daniel (California)
JC-CA-0005-9000
Yang, Deborah W. (California)
JC-CA-0005-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Beach, Paul B (California)
JC-CA-0005-9000
Brazile, Kevin C. (California)
JC-CA-0005-0001
Castro-Silva, Rodrigo A. (California)
JC-CA-0005-0010 | JC-CA-0005-0011 | JC-CA-0005-9000
Chilleen, Michael J. (California)
JC-CA-0005-9000
Clark, Justin W. (California)
JC-CA-0005-9000
Hurley, Gregory F. (California)
JC-CA-0005-9000
Joynt, Karen C. (California)
JC-CA-0005-9000
Leimkuhler, Bradley J. (California)
JC-CA-0005-9000
Murillo, Tiana J. (California)
JC-CA-0005-9000
Park, Amie S (California)
JC-CA-0005-9000
Wickham, Mary C. (California)
JC-CA-0005-0010 | JC-CA-0005-0011

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