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ArchCity Defenders
ArchCity Defenders (ACD) is a non-profit civil rights law firm providing holistic legal advocacy and combating the criminalization of poverty and state violence against poor people and people of color. ACD uses direct services, impact litigation, and policy and media advocacy as its primary tools to promote justice, protect civil and human rights, and bring about systemic change on behalf of the poor and communities of color directly impacted by the abuses of the legal system.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Dixon v. City of St. Louis
4:19-cv-00112 (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 01/28/2019 - Case Ongoing
City of St. Louis
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MO-0023
Coding Complete
On January 28, 2019, several arrestees from St. Louis filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. None of the four named plaintiffs could afford to pay their monetary release conditions, which ranged from $10,000 to $30,000, and were thus incarcerated at one of the City’s two detention centers ... [view]
2 Thomas v. City of St. Ann
4:16-cv-01302 (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 08/09/2016 - Case Ongoing
City of St. Ann
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MO-0018
St. Louis County
Coding Complete
On August 9, 2016, a group of individuals who were placed in jail because of an inability to pay fines, penalties, and other charges, filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. On November 30, 2016, they filed an amended complaint. The plaintiffs sued thirteen St. Louis County municipalities under ... [view]
3 Furlow v. Belmar
4:16-cv-00254 (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 02/02/2016 - Case Ongoing
St. Louis County
St. Louis County Police Department
Policing
PN-MO-0007
St. Louis County
Coding Complete
On February 2, 2016, a class of St. Louis County residents, primarily impoverished and African-American, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri. The plaintiffs sued St. Louis County and the St. Louis County Police Department under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, claiming violations of their Fourth, Fifth, and ... [view]
4 Powell v. City of St. Ann
4:15-cv-00840 (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 05/27/2015 - Case Ongoing
City of St. Ann
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MO-0008
Coding Complete
On May 27, 2015, this lawsuit was brought in the United States for the Eastern District of Missouri by a person arrested by the City of St. Ann (the City), Missouri, who was jailed for a prolonged period after he was unable to pay the fee demanded for his release under the city’s “secured bail” policy. Under that policy, persons arrested for ... [view]
5 Pierce v. City of Velda City
4:15-cv-00570 (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 04/02/2015 - Closed 2015
The City of Velda City
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MO-0007
Coding Complete
On April 2, 2015, a pretrial detainee imprisoned in Velda City, Missouri because she could not afford to post bail filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The plaintiff sued Velda City under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiff, represented by Equal Justice Under Law and ArchCity Defenders, ... [view]
6 Jenkins v. City of Jennings
4:15-cv-00252-CEJ (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 02/08/2015 - Closed 2017
The City of Jennings, Missouri
The City of Jennings, Missouri
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MO-0006
St. Louis County
Coding Complete
On February 8th, 2015, a class of around 2,000 mostly black, impoverished residents of Jennings, Missouri filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The plaintiffs sued the City of Jennings under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, 18 U.S.C. § 1595, and 28 U.S.C. § 2201, as well as the First, Fourth, Sixth, Eighth, ... [view]
7 Fant v. City of Ferguson
4:15-cv-00253 (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 02/08/2015 - Case Ongoing
City of Ferguson
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MO-0005
Coding Complete
On February 8, 2015, this case was brought against the City of Ferguson in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The Plaintiffs were impoverished persons who were jailed for failing to pay legal fines imposed on them by the City. They made a number of allegations against Ferguson, including: (1) that the City failed to ... [view]
8 Templeton v. Dotson
4:14-cv-02019 (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 12/08/2014 - Closed 2015
County of St. Louis
Policing
PN-MO-0005
St. Louis County
Coding Complete
On December 8, 2014, residents of St. Louis and Ferguson, MO, filed this lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The plaintiffs sued the co-directors of the Unified Command, which was responsible for oversight and control of all the law enforcement response to demonstrations following the killing of Michael Brown ... [view]
9 Lampkin v. City of Jennings
14SL-CC04207 (State Court)
Filed 12/08/2014 - Closed 2016
City of Jennings
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MO-0011
St. Louis County
Coding Complete
On December 8, 2014, a Missouri resident filed this class action lawsuit against the City of Jennings in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri, under state law. The plaintiff, represented by the Archcity Defenders, sought injunctive and monetary relief, arguing the City charged a fee for each warrant issued through its municipal court, ... [view]
10 White v. City of Pine Lawn
14SL-CC04194 (State Court)
Filed 12/08/2014 - Closed 2015
City of Pine Lawn, Missouri
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MO-0013
St. Louis County
Coding Complete
On December 8, 2014, an individual assessed a warrant recall fee by the City of Pine Line, Missouri filed this class action on behalf of herself and all others similarly situation in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County. The plaintiffs sued the City of Pine Lawn under state law. The plaintiffs, represented by ArchCity Defenders, sought ... [view]
11 Reed v. City of Ferguson
14SL-CC04195 (State Court)
Filed 12/08/2014 - Case Ongoing
City of Ferguson, Missouri
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MO-0014
St. Louis County
Coding Complete
On December 8, 2014 a class of citizens of Missouri who had been assessed warrant fees by the City of Ferguson filed this lawsuit in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County in the State of Missouri. The plaintiffs are suing the Defendant, the City of Ferguson, under state law. The plaintiffs, represented by ArchCity Defenders, sought declaratory ... [view]
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