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1 Phansopha v. City of Sacramento
2:20-cv-01229 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/18/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Sacramento
Sacramento
Policing
PN-CA-0045
Sacramento
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
2 Buchanan v. Trump
1:20-cv-01542 (D.D.C.)
Filed 06/11/2020 - Case Ongoing
President Donald Trump
President of the United States
Policing
Speech and Religious Freedom
PN-DC-0015
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was brought in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on June 11, 2020. The suit was in response to President Trump's June 1st decision to use chemical weapons against peaceful protesters in Lafayette Square Park, protesting the police killing of George Floyd. In order to clear the path for President Trump to walk to St ... [view]
3 Anti Police-Terror Project v. Oakland
3:20-cv-03866 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/11/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Oakland
Oakland
Policing
PN-CA-0043
Oakland
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
4 Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County v. City of Seattle
2:20-cv-00887 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 06/09/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Seattle
Policing
PN-WA-0005
Seattle
Coding Complete
On June 9th of 2020, Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County brought this lawsuit against the City of Seattle in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The complaint arose out of the protests that swept the nation following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Plaintiffs alleged that the Seattle police violated the ... [view]
5 Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles v. City of Los Angeles
2:20-cv-05027 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/05/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Los Angeles
Policing
PN-CA-0042
Los Angeles
Coding Complete
On June 5th, 2020, Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles (BLMLA) filed this class action law suit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Judge Consuelo B. Marshall was assigned to the case. The case arose out of the nationwide protests following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN. The complaint ... [view]
6 Don't Shoot Portland v. City of Portland
3:20-cv-00917 (D. Or.)
Filed 06/05/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Portland
Policing
PN-OR-0002
Multnomah County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: On June 5, 2020, a non-profit corporation advocating for social and racial justice and individual citizens filed this class action suit for violations of their First and Fourth Amendment rights. Plaintiffs sought injunctive relief enjoining Portland police from using tear gas. On June 9, the court granted the TRO and enjoined the ... [view]
7 Black Lives Matter D.C. v. Trump
1:20-cv-01469 (D.D.C.)
Filed 06/04/2020 - Case Ongoing
President Donald Trump
President of the United States
Policing
PN-DC-0014
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed on June 4th, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of D.C. The complaint was filed in response to President Trump's use of military police to disperse peaceful protesters in Lafayette Square Park on June 1st, 2020. Protesters had gathered as part of the nationwide outcry following the police killing of George ... [view]
8 Abay v. Denver
1:20-cv-01616-RBJ (D. Colo.)
Filed 06/04/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Denver
Denver
Policing
PN-CO-0003
Denver County
Coding Complete
This class-action suit was brought in the Colorado state court for the district of Denver on June 4th, 2020. That same day, the case was removed by the defendants to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The complaint was filed in response to police tactics used against protesters in Denver following the police killing of George ... [view]
9 Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles v. Garcetti
2:20-cv-04940 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Policing
PN-CA-0044
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
This lawsuit, brought in the the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, was filed on June 3rd, 2020. The plaintiffs were represented by attorneys from the ACLU of Southern California. This lawsuit followed nation-wide protests that occurred in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis. While ... [view]
10 Goyette v. Minneapolis
0:20-cv-01302-WMW-DTS (D. Minn.)
Filed 06/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis
Policing
PN-MN-0005
Hennepin County
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed on June 2nd, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The case arose out of the spring and summer protests in 2020 in response to the police killing of George Floyd. The case alleges that Minneapolis police targeted journalists covering the protests in violation of the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth ... [view]
11 Williams v. Minneapolis
0:20-cv-1303 (D. Minn.)
Filed 06/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis
Policing
PN-MN-0006
Hennepin County
Coding Complete
This class-action lawsuit was brought on June 2nd, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The suit arose out of the protests that engulfed the nation following the police killing of George Floyd in May of 2020. Defendants in this case are the City of Minneapolis and John Does 1-100, one of whom was a police officer who ... [view]
12 Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle v. Baltimore Police Department
1:20-cv-00929-RDB (D. Md.)
Filed 04/09/2020 - Case Ongoing
Baltimore Police Department
Policing
PN-MD-0010
Coding Complete
In April 2020, the Baltimore City Policy Department formed a contract with Persistent Surveillance Systems (PSS) so that PSS could conduct an Aerial Investigation Research (AIR) pilot program in Baltimore. During the AIR pilot program, PSS plans to fly aircrafts over Baltimore for approximately twelve hours every day for six months. Once per ... [view]
13 Ingram v. County of Wayne
2:20-cv-10288-AJT-EAS (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 02/04/2020 - Case Ongoing
County of Wayne
County of Wayne
Policing
PN-MI-0011
Wayne County
Coding Complete
On February 4, 2020, three Michigan residents whose vehicles were seized and impounded by police filed this putative class action lawsuit against Wayne County in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The plaintiffs, represented by the public interest organization Institute for Justice and private counsel, sued under 42 U.S ... [view]
14 Indy 10 Black Lives Matter v. Indianapolis
1:20-cv-01660-JMS-DLP (S.D. Ind.)
Filed 2020 - Closed
no defendants on record
Policing
Speech and Religious Freedom
PN-IN-0003
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
15 Jeffery v. City of New York
1:20-cv-02843 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2020 - Closed
no defendants on record
Policing
PN-NY-0049
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
16 Black Lives Matter 5280 v. City and County of Denver
1:20-cv-01878 (D. Colo.)
Filed 2020 - Closed
no defendants on record
Policing
PN-CO-0004
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
17 Chicago Freedom School v. Chicago
1:20-cv-03718 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2020 - Closed
no defendants on record
Policing
Speech and Religious Freedom
PN-IL-0025
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
18 Crane v. Fort Wayne
1:20-cv-00240 (N.D. Ind.)
Filed 2020 - Closed
no defendants on record
Policing
Speech and Religious Freedom
PN-IN-0004
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
19 Cruz v. Denver
1:20-cv-01922 (D. Colo.)
Filed 2020 - Closed
no defendants on record
Policing
PN-CO-0005
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
20 Providence Youth Student Movement v. Elorza
1:19-cv-00378-WES-PAS (D.R.I.)
Filed 07/16/2019 - Case Ongoing
City of Providence
City of Providence
Policing
PN-RI-0003
Providence County
Coding Complete
On July 16, 2019, the Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM) filed this lawsuit in federal court in the District of Rhode Island. The plaintiffs sued the mayor of Providence, the public safety commissioner of Providence, the chief of police, and the city’s treasurer for violations of municipal code, and the Rhode Island Constitution in ... [view]
21 Pitney v. City of Chester
2:19-cv-00799-PD (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 02/25/2019 - Case Ongoing
City of Chester
Policing
PN-PA-0019
Delaware County
Coding Complete
The plaintiff in this case was strip-searched after being arrested for a minor offense. He was not suspected of possessing drugs or weapons, and he was ultimately not charged with any crime, but the City of Chester's policy allowed police to conduct strip searches on anyone they arrested. In this lawsuit, filed by private counsel on February 25, ... [view]
22 Black Love Resists in the Rust v. City of Buffalo
1:18-cv-00719 (W.D.N.Y.)
Filed 06/28/2018 - Case Ongoing
City of Buffalo
Buffalo Police Department
Policing
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-NY-0015
Erie County
Coding Complete
On June 28, 2018, Black Love Resists in the Rust and four individual plaintiffs filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. The plaintiffs sued the City of Buffalo under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations of their rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment, and under Title VI of the Civil ... [view]
23 Fuller v. City of Santa Fe
3:18-cv-00283 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 11/03/2016 - Closed 2019
City of Santa Fe
Policing
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-TX-0018
Santa Fe
Coding Complete
This case was severed from West v. City of Hitchcock, 3:16-cv-00309 (S.D. Tex.). The case originally pursued claims against the Cities of Hitchcock and Santa Fe at the same time, but the court severed the two on September 19, 2018. The original complaint, filed on November 3, 2016 in ... [view]
24 American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
3:18-cv-03050-JCS (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Closed 2019
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Policing
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0119
San Francisco
Coding Complete
On May 23, 2018 the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC) filed this lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The ACLU brought suit in the U.S. District Court for Northern California seeking declaratory and injunctive relief. ACLU-NC requested records ... [view]
25 R.C. v. City of New York
153739/2018 (State Court)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
Policing
Criminal Justice (Other)
PN-NY-0048
Coding Complete
Under New York law, records must be sealed from cases where the prosecutor declined to pursue charges, the charges were later dismissed, or the allegations were disproven in court. On April 24, 2018, three plaintiffs brought a class action suit against the city of New York and New York City Police Department Commissioner challenging the use of the ... [view]
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