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1 United States v. Police Department of Baltimore City
1:17-cv-00099-JKB (D. Md.)
Filed 01/12/2017 - Case Ongoing
Baltimore City Police Department
Policing
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PN-MD-0008
Baltimore City
Coding Complete
On January 12, 2017, the United States of America filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Alleging a pattern or practice of conduct by law enforcement officers in deprivation of people's rights under the United States Constitution and federal laws, the United States brought this action against the ... [view]
2 DOJ Investigation of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Department
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 12/15/2016 - Case Ongoing
Orange County District Attorney’s Office
Policing
PN-CA-0040
Coding Complete
On December 15, 2016, the DOJ opened this investigation pursuant to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. 14141, into the patterns and practices of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. According to the DOJ Press Release, the investigation began because of a ... [view]
3 United States v. City of Newark
2:16-cv-01731-MCA-MAH (D.N.J.)
Filed 03/30/2016 - Case Ongoing
City of Newark
Policing
PN-NJ-0007
Essex County
Coding Complete
The U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") initiated an investigation of the Newark Police Department ("NPD") in May 2011, after receiving serious allegations of civil rights violations by the NPD. Such allegations included that the NPD subjected Newark residents to excessive force, unwarranted stops and arrests, and discriminatory police actions ... [view]
4 United States v. City of Ferguson
4:16-cv-00180 (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 02/10/2016 - Case Ongoing
City of Ferguson
Ferguson Police Department
Policing
PN-MO-0002
St. Louis County
Coding Complete
On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a small city in St. Louis County. The shooting sparked nationwide protests and attention to police use of force and police/African-American relations. The Prosecuting Attorney for St. Louis County, ... [view]
5 DOJ Investigation of Ville Platte Police Department and Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 08/26/2015 - Case Ongoing
Ville Platte Police Department
Policing
PN-LA-0003
Evangeline Parish
Coding Complete
On August 26, 2015, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it was opening an investigation into the Ville Platte Police Department (VPPD) and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) for their detention techniques. The DOJ also looked into how VPPD and EPSO trained and supervised their officials to prevent unlawful ... [view]
6 United States v. City of Cleveland
1:15-cv-01046 (N.D. Ohio)
Filed 05/25/2015 - Case Ongoing
City of Cleveland
Cleveland Division of Police
Policing
PN-OH-0008
Cuyahoga County
Coding Complete
In March 2013, following a series of highly-publicized use-of-force incidents involving the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP), the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) opened an investigation pursuant to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. § 14141, that focused on the CDP's use of force, ... [view]
7 United States of America v. Leflore County, Mississippi
4:15-cv-00059-DMB-JMV (N.D. Miss.)
Filed 05/12/2015 - Case Ongoing
Leflore County
Leflore County Juvenile Detention Center
Juvenile Institution
JI-MS-0011
Leflore County
Coding Complete
On August 14, 2009, the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (DOJ) began an investigation of conditions at the Leflore County Juvenile Detention Center ("LCJDC") in Greenwood, Mississippi pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1997, and the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C ... [view]
8 United States of America v. County of Los Angeles
2:15-cv-03174-JFW-FFM (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Policing
PN-CA-0028
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division initiated a civil investigation of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department on August 19, 2011. The investigation focused on allegations of unconstitutional conduct by deputies at two stations located in the Antelope Valley cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, California. The DOJ proceeded under the ... [view]
9 DOJ Investigation of Chicago Police Department
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Chicago PD
Policing
PN-IL-0020
Cook County
Coding Complete
In the aftermath of the November 2015 release of a police video showing a white Chicago police officer shooting a black teenager, Laquan McDonald, sixteen times first as he walked away and later as he lay in the middle of the road, citizens called for a federal investigation into the Chicago Police Department (CPD). On December 7, 2015, the U.S ... [view]
10 U.S. v. City of Albuquerque
1:14-CV-1025-RB-SMV (D.N.M.)
Filed 11/12/2014 - Case Ongoing
Albuquerque Police Department
Policing
PN-NM-0002
Albuquerque
Coding Complete
On November 12, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed this lawsuit against the city of Albuquerque in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The DOJ brought this action under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. § 14141, alleging that officers of the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) ... [view]
11 DOJ Investigation of Missoula County Attorney’s Office
9:14−cv−00038−DLC (D. Mont.)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2016
Missoula County Attorney's Office
Missoula County
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MT-0003
Missoula County
Coding Complete
On May 1, 2012, the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Montana announced the opening of an investigation into the Missoula County Attorney's Office ("MCAO"), focusing on allegations that the MCAO failed to adequately investigate and ... [view]
12 DOJ Investigation of the St. Louis County Family Court
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 11/18/2013 - Case Ongoing
St. Louis County Family Court
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MO-0019
Coding Complete
On November 18, 2013, the DOJ opened an investigation of the St. Louis County Family Court in Missouri. This investigation was initiated pursuant to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. § 14141, which authorizes the Department of Justice (DOJ) to seek remedies for patterns or practices of conduct that violate the ... [view]
13 United States v. Puerto Rico
3:12-cv-02039 (D.P.R.)
Filed 12/21/2012 - Case Ongoing
Puerto Rico
Police Department
Policing
PN-PR-0001
Coding Complete
On December 21, 2012, after a thorough investigation, the United States, represented by the Department of Justice (DOJ), filed suit against the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its police department pursuant to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. § 14141). The Government alleged that the Puerto Rico Police ... [view]
14 United States v. Johnson
1:12-cv-01349-TDS-JLW (M.D. N.C.)
Filed 12/20/2012 - Case Ongoing
Terry S. Johnson
Alamance County Sheriff's Office
Policing
PN-NC-0002
Alamance County
Coding Complete
On December 20, 2012, following a two-year investigation, the United States of America filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The US sued the Sheriff of Alamance County, North Carolina. The US, represented by the Department of Justice, brought the action under 42 U.S.C. § 14141 and asked ... [view]
15 United States v. City of Portland
3:12-cv-02265-SI (D. Or.)
Filed 12/17/2012 - Case Ongoing
City of Portland
Portland Police Bureau
Policing
PN-OR-0001
Multnomah County
Coding Complete
On December 17, 2012, the United States of America filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. § 14141, against the City of Portland ("the City") based on the conduct of the Portland Police Bureau ("PPB"). The United States, represented by the U.S ... [view]
16 United States v. East Haven
3:12-cv-1652-AWT (D. Conn.)
Filed 11/20/2012 - Closed 2017
Town of East Haven
Board of Police Commissioners
Policing
Immigration and/or the Border
PN-CT-0001
East Haven
Coding Complete
On November 20, 2012, the United States of America filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. The plaintiff sued the Town of East Haven and the East Haven Board of Police Commissioners under 42 U.S.C. § 14141. The Department of Justice asked the court for (1) a declaration that defendants' law enforcement ... [view]
17 United States v. City of Meridian
3:13-cv-00978-HTW-LRA (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 10/29/2012 - Case Ongoing
City of Meridian
Juvenile Institution
Policing
JI-MS-0010
Lauderdale County
Coding Complete
On December 1, 2011, the Department of Justice Civil Rights Divisions launched an investigation of the Meridian Police Department and the Lauderdale County Youth Court pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 14141 and 42 U.S.C. § 2000d. The DOJ expanded their investigation to include the Mississippi Division of Youth Services on June 29, 2012. On August 10, 2012 ... [view]
18 United States v. City of Seattle
2:12-cv-01282-JLR (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 07/27/2012 - Case Ongoing
City of Seattle
Seattle Police Department
Policing
PN-WA-0001
King County
Coding Complete
On March 31, 2011, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) opened an investigation of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) pursuant to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. § 14141), the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ... [view]
19 United States v. City of New Orleans
2:12-cv-01924-SM-JCW (E.D. La.)
Filed 07/24/2012 - Case Ongoing
New Orleans Police Department
Policing
PN-LA-0001
Orleans Parish
Coding Complete
In 2010, New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu invited the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to review civil rights issues at the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), and propose any necessary reforms. The DOJ opened the requested investigation on May 15, 2010, pursuant to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, the Omnibus Crime ... [view]
20 United States v. Town of Colorado City
3:12-cv-08123-HRH (D. Ariz.)
Filed 06/21/2012 - Case Ongoing
Town of Colorado City
Policing
Speech and Religious Freedom
PN-AZ-0004
Colorado City
Coding Complete
On June 21, 2012, the United States Department of Justice filed this action against the town of Colorado City, Arizona, the city of Hildale, Utah, and utilities serving them. The lawsuit was filed under the Fair Housing Act Amendments (42 U.S.C. § 3601); Title III of the Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. § 2000b); and 42 U.S.C. § 14141. The DOJ ... [view]
21 United States v. Maricopa County
2:12-cv-00981-LOA (D. Ariz.)
Filed 05/10/2012 - Closed 2019
Maricopa County
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Policing
PN-AZ-0001
Maricopa County
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was the result of an investigation launched by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2009 into the alleged targeting and unconstitutional treatment of Latinos by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. (The DOJ's initial inquiry apparently started in 2008, but the formal investigation opened with notice to ... [view]
22 DOJ Investigation of University of Montana-Missoula's Office of Public Safety
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 05/01/2012 - Closed 2015
University of Montana-Missoula's Office of Public Safety
University of Montana-Missoula
Policing
PN-MT-0001
Missoula County
Coding Complete
On May 1, 2012, the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division ("Division") of the Department of Justice ("DOJ") opened a civil pattern or practice investigation into the University of Montana's Office of Public Safety (OPS), focusing on allegations that OPS was failing to adequately investigate and prosecute alleged sexual assaults ... [view]
23 DOJ Investigation of Missoula Police Department
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 05/01/2012 - Closed 2015
Missoula Police Department
City of Missoula
Policing
PN-MT-0002
Missoula County
Coding Complete
On May 1, 2012, the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division ("Division") of the Department of Justice ("DOJ") opened a civil pattern or practice investigation of the Missoula Police Department ("MPD") under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. § 14141, and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets ... [view]
24 DOJ Investigation of Missoula County Attorney's Office
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 05/01/2012 - Closed 2016
Missoula County Attorney
County of Missoula
Policing
PN-MT-0003
Missoula County
Coding Complete
On May 1, 2012, the Department of Justice began a series of investigations stemming from allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment at the University of Montana and in the greater Missoula, Mont., community. These investigations sought to determine whether the Missoula County Attorney's Office (MCAO), as well as the Missoula Police ... [view]
25 U.S. v. City of Warren
4:12-cv-00086-BYP (N.D. Ohio)
Filed 01/03/2012 - Closed 2019
City of Warren
Warren Police Department
Policing
PN-OH-0004
Trumbull County
Coding Complete
In 2006, the U.S. Department of Justice opened an investigation into policing practices in Warren, Ohio. In March of 2006, the DOJ issued a findings letter advising the Warren Police Department (WPD) to revise and update its policies and procedures to be consistent and comprehensive. The DOJ found that many officers did not follow WPD's policies, ... [view]
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