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Litigation Against Federal Police (2020)

In the spring and summer of 2020, the Trump administration mobilized many federal law enforcement agents against protesters in Washington DC, Portland, Chicago and other cities. Federal Protective Service, ICE, CBP, Park Police, and other officers were accused of acting outside their statutory authority, of retaliating against people exercising free speech rights, of arresting individuals without probable cause, and of excessive force. The lawsuits in this special collection followed.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Don't Shoot Portland v. Wolf
1:20-cv-02040 (D.D.C.)
Filed 07/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
Acting Secretary of DHS Chad Wolf
Department of Homeland Security
Policing
PN-DC-0016
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This complaint was filed on July 27, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs were a group of women and women-founded organizations that were protesting in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in Portland, Oregon. They were represented by private counsel. After the police killing of George Floyd in ... [view]
2 Wise v. Portland
3:20-cv-01193 (D. Or.)
Filed 07/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Portland
Portland
Policing
PN-OR-0007
Portland
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This lawsuit was filed on July 22, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon by four individual plaintiffs represented by the ACLU Foundation of Oregon and private counsel. The complaint arose out of the protests that followed the police killing of George Floyd in May of 2020. After Mr. Floyd's killing protests broke out across ... [view]
3 Black Lives Matter v. Wolf
1:20-cv-04319 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 07/23/2020 - Case Ongoing
Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf
Department of Homeland Security
Policing
PN-IL-0026
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This complaint was filed on July 23, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The suit was filed by a number of political and legal organizations, as well as a news media organization. These groups included: Black Lives Matter Chicago; Black Abolitionist Network; Chicago Democratic Socialists of America; Good Kids/Mad ... [view]
4 Western States Center v. Department of Homeland Security
3:20-cv-01175-JR (D. Or.)
Filed 07/21/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Policing
PN-OR-0004
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This lawsuit, filed on July 21, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, was brought by the Western State Center (a public benefit corporation), the First Unitarian Church of Portland, a private individual, and two Oregon State Representatives. Represented by private attorneys, they sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, ... [view]
5 Paul v. Trump
3:20-cv-1188 (D. Or.)
Filed 07/21/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump
Policing
PN-OR-0005
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This case was filed on July 21, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The lawsuit was brought by a single private individual against President Donald Trump, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, and John Does 1-100, all of whom were unnamed federal agents. The plaintiff was represented by private ... [view]
6 Rosenblum v. John Does 1-10
3:20-cv-01161 (D. Or.)
Filed 07/17/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Policing
PN-OR-0006
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This lawsuit was filed by Ellen Rosenblum, the Oregon Attorney General, on July 17, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. She sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), and Federal Protective Service, as well as ten unnamed and unidentified law ... [view]
7 Index Newspapers LLC v. City of Portland
3:20-cv-1035 (D. Or.)
Filed 06/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Portland
Portland
Policing
PN-OR-0003
Portland
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This class action lawsuit was filed on June 28, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The case was brought by members of the media and legal observers amidst the protests that followed the police killing of George Floyd against the City of Portland and sixty unnamed Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers. Plaintiffs were ... [view]
8 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
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This lawsuit was filed on June 4, 2020, in the U.S. District Court for the District of D.C., 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 Floyd. Around 6:30 in the ... [view]
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