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U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
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The Civil Rights Division was founded in 1957, and enforces a number of the nation's civil rights law, especially against state and local governments. In particular, its litigating components enforce laws that prohibit discrimination in education, employment, credit, housing, public accommodations and facilities, voting, and certain federally funded and conducted programs. In addition, the Division enforces the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act of 1980, which authorizes the Attorney General to seek relief for persons confined in public institutions where conditions exist that deprive residents of their constitutional rights; the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act; the Police Misconduct Provision of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994; and Section 102 of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), as amended, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of national origin and citizenship status as well as document abuse and retaliation under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Finally, the Division prosecutes actions under several criminal civil rights statutes which were designed to preserve personal liberties and safety.

The Division is responsible for coordinating the civil rights enforcement efforts of federal agencies, and assists federal agencies in identifying and removing discriminatory provision in their policies and programs.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 United States v. Baltimore County
1:19-cv-02465-ADC (D. Md.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
Baltimore County, MD
Equal Employment
EE-MD-0152
Baltimore County
Coding Complete
2 United States v. Police Department of Baltimore City
1:17-cv-00099-JKB (D. Md.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
Baltimore City Police Department
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Policing
PN-MD-0008
Baltimore City
Coding Complete
3 United States v. City of Ferguson
4:16-cv-00180 (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
City of Ferguson
Ferguson Police Department
Policing
PN-MO-0002
St. Louis County
Coding Complete
4 United States v. City of Newark
2:16-cv-01731-MCA-MAH (D.N.J.)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
City of Newark
Policing
PN-NJ-0007
Essex County
Coding Complete
5 United States v. Hinds County
3:16-cv-00489-WHB-JCG (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
Hinds County
Hinds County Adult Detention Center
Jail Conditions
JC-MS-0021
Hinds County
Coding Complete
6 DOJ Investigation of Georgia Department of Corrections re: LGBT Treatment
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
Georgia Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-GA-0019
Coding Complete
7 United States v. State of North Carolina
1:16-cv-00425 (M.D. N.C.)
Filed 2016 - Closed 2017
State of North Carolina
State of North Carolina
Education
Equal Employment
Public Accomm./Contracting
PA-NC-0004
Coding Complete
8 United States v. Michigan Department of Corrections
2:16-cv-12146-PDB-MKM (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
Michigan Department of Corrections
Equal Employment
EE-MI-0199
Coding Complete
9 United States v. Mississippi
3:16-cv-00622-CWR-FKB (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
Mississippi
Mississippi
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Mental Health (Facility)
MH-MS-0001
Coding Complete
10 CRIPA Investigation, Alabama men's prisons
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
Alabama Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-AL-0037
Coding Complete
11 DOJ-COPS Assessment of the San Francisco Police Department
N/A (No Court)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
San Francisco Police Department
Policing
PN-CA-0039
San Francisco
Coding Complete
12 United States of America v. Humboldt County
1:16-cv-05139 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
Humboldt County
Humboldt County
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Jail Conditions
DR-CA-0060
Humboldt County
Coding Complete
13 CRIPA Investigation of Hampton Roads Regional Jail
NA (No Court)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
Hampton Roads Regional Jail
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Jail Conditions
JC-VA-0016
Coding Complete
14 United States v. County of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Sheriff [USDOJ CRIPA Investigation]
2:15-cv-05903 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Los Angeles County Jail
LA County Jail
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0005
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
15 United States of America v. Leflore County, Mississippi
4:15-cv-00059-DMB-JMV (N.D. Miss.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Leflore County
Leflore County Juvenile Detention Center
Juvenile Institution
JI-MS-0011
Leflore County
Coding Complete
16 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
17 United States v. City of Cleveland
1:15-cv-01046 (N.D. Ohio)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
City of Cleveland
Cleveland Division of Police
Policing
PN-OH-0008
Cuyahoga County
Coding Complete
18 Settlement Agreement between the United States of America and Genesis Healthcare System under the Americans with Disabilities Act
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 2015 - Closed 2018
Genesis Healthcare System
Genesis Healthcare System
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-OH-0003
Muskingum County
Coding Complete
19 U.S. v. Alabama
2:15-cv-00368-MHT-TFM (M.D. Ala.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Alabama Department of Corrections
Alabama Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-AL-0034
Coding Complete
20 United States v. University of Michigan
2:15-cv-12582-BAF-RSW (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 2015 - Closed 2018
University of Michigan
Equal Employment
EE-MI-0198
Washtenaw County
Coding Complete
21 DOJ Investigation of Chicago Police Department
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Chicago PD
Policing
PN-IL-0020
Cook County
Coding Complete
22 DOJ Investigation of Ville Platte Police Department and Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Ville Platte Police Department
Policing
PN-LA-0003
Evangeline Parish
Coding Complete
23 Zemedagegehu v. Arthur and related DOJ matter
1:15-cv-00057-JCC-MSN (E.D. Va.)
Filed 2015 - Closed 2017
Arlington County
Sheriff
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Prison Conditions
DR-VA-0002
Arlington County
Coding Complete
24 United States v. City of Austin
1:14-cv-00533 (W.D. Tex.)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2018
Austin Fire Department
City of Austin
Equal Employment
EE-TX-0470
Austin
Coding Complete
25 United States v. Rhode Island
1:14-cv-00175 (D.R.I.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
Rhode Island
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
DR-RI-0003
Coding Complete
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