University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Monitoring of the Antelope Valley Settlement Agreement"
Date December 2018
Author National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Abstract This is a webpage run by the monitors in U.S. v. County of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley Settlement agreement.

In August 2011, the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division, launched an investigation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) in response to complaints and allegations of violations of the Fair Housing Act in the Antelope Valley of southern California. Upon completion of their investigation in June 2013, the DOJ issued their findings that the LASD's Lancaster and Palmdale Stations had engaged in a pattern and practice of conducting stops, searches, and seizures that were unreasonable and in violation of the Constitution and federal law.

The LASD and DOJ subsequently entered into negotiations regarding appropriate remedies, and the parties developed the Settlement Agreement, which was ultimately signed and filed with the US District Court for the Central District of California in April 2015. The purpose of the Settlement Agreement is to ensure that the residents of the Antelope Valley are provided with police services that are lawful and fully consistent with the Constitution of the United States and contemporary policing practices.


This Resource Relates To
case United States of America v. County of Los Angeles (PN-CA-0028)

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