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Case: U.S. v. City of Detroit, Michigan

2:03-cv-72258 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: June 12, 2003

Closed Date: 2016

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On June 12, 2003, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against the City of Detroit. Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 14141, the DOJ alleged a pattern or practice of unconstitutional misconduct by officers of the Detroit Police Department (DPD), including the excessive use of force, false arrest, improper warrantless searches and failure to protect detainees. Contemporaneously with the filing o…

On June 12, 2003, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against the City of Detroit. Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 14141, the DOJ alleged a pattern or practice of unconstitutional misconduct by officers of the Detroit Police Department (DPD), including the excessive use of force, false arrest, improper warrantless searches and failure to protect detainees. Contemporaneously with the filing of the DOJ's complaint, the parties filed a proposed consent decree and motion to appoint an independent monitor.

The filing followed a DOJ investigation of the DPD which revealed concerns about excessive force, holding cell conditions and arrest and detention policies and practices.

A day after the filing of the complaint, the City of Detroit filed a motion to stay entry of the consent judgment until its City Council could formally approve it. The Detroit City Council then filed a motion to intervene in the action on June 18, 2003. On July 1, 2003, the Coalition Against Police Brutality filed a motion to intervene as of right. U.S. District Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. denied both intervention motions on July 14, 2003.

On July 18, 2003, Judge Cook granted the parties' motions to appoint a monitor and approve the consent judgment and motion to amend the consent judgment. Judge Cook entered two separate consent judgments: one relating to the "Use of Force and Arrest and Witness Detention" and the other relating to "Conditions of Confinement." On July 23, 2003, Judge Cook appointed Sheryl L. Robinson, with the assistance of Kroll, Inc., as the independent monitor.

On October 15, 2003, the Coalition Against Police Brutality filed a notice of appeal, but the appeal was subsequently dismissed for a reason that is not apparent.

On December 27, 2004, Judge Cook issued an order extending the duration of the "Conditions of Confinement" consent decree to July 18, 2007. The other consent decree relating to "Use of Force and Arrest and Witness Detention" was conditionally set to expire by its terms in July 2008. On October 26, 2007, however both consent decrees were extended by Judge Cook until July 18, 2011.

The independent monitor, Sheryl Robinson Wood, issued quarterly reports from the time of her appointment. Each report contains a "report card" as an appendix, summarizing the monitor's evaluation of DPD compliance with the various consent judgment provisions.

On July 24, 2009, Judge Cook accepted the resignation of the Monitor, on the basis of documents that demonstrated that "she had engaged in conduct which was totally inconsistent with the terms and conditions of the two Consent Judgments in this litigation." In particular, she had "engaged in undisclosed communications, as well as meetings of a personal nature," with the former Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick.

Judge Cook suspended decree monitoring until selection of a new monitor, which occurred on October 5, 2009 when Judge Cook appointed Robert Warsaw to the position.

Throughout the course of this litigation, the parties amended their consent decrees several times so that the defendants could more easily comply with the terms. However, on April 19, 2010, Judge Cook issued an order requiring the Defendants to resolve all of its backlogged citizen complaints within a period of 90 days. The defendants asked for several extensions, and ultimately achieved compliance in March of 2011.

However, as of January 2012, there were over 400 backlogged complaints, which has reopened this facet of the litigation as this number was "totally unacceptable," according to Judge Cook. Judge Cook then issued an order on January 30, 2012, requiring the Defendants to fix the backlog of complaints. On April 23, 2012, the parties filed another Amended Consent Decree, amending various portions of the consent judgments related to the use of force and conditions of confinement.

On July 19, 2013, Judge Cook issued an order with respect to the consent judgments after becoming aware that the individual identified as responsible for the Conditions of Confinement Consent Judgment was no longer employed by the DPD. Judge Cook ordered the defendants to identify the head of the DPD's Civil Rights Integrity Bureau (CRIB), and required that the DPD notify the court and monitor before making any personnel changes within CRIB. Judge Cook also noted that with the appointment of Kevyn Orr as Emergency Manager for the City of Detroit, the line of authority might have been complicated. Thus, Judge Cook also required the City of Detroit provide an updated description of the line of authority to clarify accountability with respect to the enforcement of the consent judgements. The defendants filed their response to Judge Cook's order on July 26, 2013.

On July 29, 2013, Judge Cook issued an order extending the Conditions of Confinement Consent Judgment in light of the DPD's plan to transfer custody of its detainees to the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC). Once the monitor was satisfied with the decommissioning of the DPD's holding cells, Judge Cook would dismiss the Conditions of Confinement Consent Judgment. On December 11, 2013, the monitor submitted a report confirming compliance with the Conditions of Confinement Consent Judgment, and Judge Cook subsequently dismissed this consent judgment on January 27, 2014.

On December 19, 2013, Judge Cook issued a new order for "enhanced monitoring." Judge Cook acknowledged that substantial progress had been made with respect to enforcement of the consent judgments, as the City of Detroit was now in compliance with 93% of the consent judgment requirements. However, Judge Cook also noted that the City was still out of compliance with 12% of the Use of Force Consent Judgment requirements. As such, Judge Cook directed the monitor to increase the frequency of visits to the City in order to expedite enforcement of the Use of Force Consent Judgment.

On December 22, 2013, the defendants moved to suspend monitoring of provisions of the Use of Force and Arrest and Witness Detention Consent Judgment which have been in compliance for two or more years. However, on June 16, 2014, Judge Cook denied the motion, finding that there were no changes in circumstances which warranted a revision of the consent judgment.

On May 14, 2014, due to his impending transition to inactive status, Judge Cook ordered that this case be reassigned to another judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The case was eventually assigned to U.S. District Judge Avery Cohn on June 16, 2014.

On August 8, 2014, the parties jointly moved to terminate the remaining consent judgment, arguing that the intent of the consent judgment had been substantially satisfied. The parties noted that the independent monitor found 90% overall compliance, and any remaining compliance could be achieved through a transition agreement under which the DOJ could maintain oversight of the DPD's ongoing reform efforts without the direct oversight of an independent monitor. On August 25, 2014, Judge Cohn granted the motion terminating the consent judgment, and entered the transition agreement as an order terminating on March 2, 2016. Judge Cohn also provided final comments with respect to the order, suggesting that control of the DPD be transferred away from the Emergency Manager and back to the mayor of Detroit. Judge Cohn also suggested that the Board of Police Commissioners continue as a civilian review body dealing with complaints.

This case is effectively closed.

Summary Authors

Joshua Arocho (7/2/2012)

John He (2/21/2016)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4912691/parties/united-states-v-det-city/


Judge(s)

Cohn, Avern Levin (Michigan)

Cook, Julian Abele Jr. (Michigan)

Grand, David R. (Michigan)

Scheer, Donald A. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ashcroft, John (District of Columbia)

Boyd, Ralph F. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Brown Cutlar, Shanetta Y. (District of Columbia)

Collins, Jeffrey (Michigan)

DeClercq, Susan K. (Michigan)

Dueker, Alice K. (New Jersey)

Judge(s)

Cohn, Avern Levin (Michigan)

Cook, Julian Abele Jr. (Michigan)

Grand, David R. (Michigan)

Scheer, Donald A. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ashcroft, John (District of Columbia)

Boyd, Ralph F. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Brown Cutlar, Shanetta Y. (District of Columbia)

Collins, Jeffrey (Michigan)

DeClercq, Susan K. (Michigan)

Dueker, Alice K. (New Jersey)

England, Sheridan Leigh (District of Columbia)

Gonzalez, Gregory (District of Columbia)

Hart, Charles W. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Henderson, John A. (District of Columbia)

Levy, Judith (Colorado)

McCullough, Regina R. (Michigan)

McQuade, Barbara L. (Michigan)

Moran, Molly J. (District of Columbia)

Murray, Jeffrey Robert (District of Columbia)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Thompson, Pamela (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Adams, Daryl (Michigan)

Braceful, Brenda (Michigan)

Carter, Ruth (Michigan)

Charlton, Allan M (Michigan)

Crittendon, Krystal A. (Michigan)

Dones-Carson, Kathie D. (Michigan)

Feeney, James P. (Michigan)

Hollowell, Melvin J. Jr. (Michigan)

Johnson-Wynn, Nkrumah M. (Michigan)

Kilpatrick, Kwame (Michigan)

King, Stephen W. (Michigan)

Kolozsvary, Andrew J (Michigan)

Lee, Maura K. (District of Columbia)

Oliver, Jerry A. Sr. (Michigan)

Osborne, Pamela (Michigan)

Philo, John C. (Michigan)

Quinn, John P. (Michigan)

Raimi, Charles N. (Michigan)

Schapka, John A. (Michigan)

Whitaker, David D. (Michigan)

Other Attorney(s)

Blau, David M (Michigan)

Davis, Hugh M. Jr. (Michigan)

Dawson, Donald H. Jr. (Michigan)

Heenan, Cynthia (Michigan)

Kupelian, Peter B. (Michigan)

Sankbeil, William A. (Michigan)

Stephens, Thomas W. (Michigan)

Swanson, Joanne G (Michigan)

Turner, Katherine M (District of Columbia)

Williams, Amos E. (Michigan)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Robinson, Sheryl L. (Michigan)

Warshaw, Robert S. (New Hampshire)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:03-cv-72258

03-02343

Docket [PACER]

U.S. v. City of Detroit

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

Docket

2:03-cv-72258

Investigation of the Detroit Police Department

U.S. v. City of Detroit

March 6, 2002

March 6, 2002

Findings Letter/Report

2:03-cv-72258

Findings Letter

U.S.v. City of Detroit

April 4, 2002

April 4, 2002

Findings Letter/Report

2:03-cv-72258

Findings Letter

U.S.v. City of Detroit

June 5, 2002

June 5, 2002

Findings Letter/Report

2:03-cv-72258

Consent Judgment: Use of Force and Arrest and Witness Detention

U.S.v. City of Detroit

June 12, 2003

June 12, 2003

Order/Opinion
1

2:03-cv-72258

Complaint

U.S.v. City of Detroit

June 12, 2003

June 12, 2003

Complaint

2:03-cv-72258

Consent Judgment: Conditions of Confinement

U.S.v. City of Detroit

June 12, 2003

June 12, 2003

Order/Opinion

Justice Department Files Consent Decrees Concluding Investigation of Detroit Police Department

U.S. v. City of Detroit

No Court

June 12, 2003

June 12, 2003

Press Release
70

2:03-cv-72258

Report of the Independent Monitor for the Detroit Police Department – First Quarterly Report

U.S. v. City of Detroit

Jan. 20, 2004

Jan. 20, 2004

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report

Report of the Independent Monitor for the Detroit Police Department – Second Quarterly Report

U.S. v. City of Detroit

No Court

April 15, 2004

April 15, 2004

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4912691/united-states-v-det-city/

Last updated Sept. 8, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (dh) (Entered: 06/16/2003)

June 12, 2003

June 12, 2003

Clearinghouse
2

JOINT MOTION to appoint a monitor (dh) (Entered: 06/16/2003)

June 12, 2003

June 12, 2003

PACER
3

REQUEST by defendant Det City (Maryann Mahaffey on behalf of Detroit City Council for the court not to make a decision on the consent judgment until they have had a chance to review it (dh) (Entered: 06/16/2003)

June 13, 2003

June 13, 2003

PACER
4

ORDER by Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. granting request for the court not to make a decision on the consent judgment until Detroit City Council has had a chance to review it [3-1], they have 7 days from the day of this order, plaintiff and defendants will have aperiod of 7 days to respond with proof of service [EOD Date 6/16/03] (dh) (Entered: 06/16/2003)

June 13, 2003

June 13, 2003

PACER
5

SUMMONS returned executed by process service on 6/12/03 - answer due 7/2/03 for Det City (dh) (Entered: 06/17/2003)

June 16, 2003

June 16, 2003

PACER
6

APPEARANCE for Det City Cncl of attorney Kathie D. Dones-Carson, Pamela Osborne, John C. Philo, David D. Whitaker, Nkrumah M. Johnson-Wynn (dh) (Entered: 06/19/2003)

June 18, 2003

June 18, 2003

PACER
7

SUPPLEMENTAL brief by Det City motion to intervene by Det City Cncl [6-1] with proof of service (kb) (Entered: 06/23/2003)

June 20, 2003

June 20, 2003

PACER
8

RESPONSE by Det City, Det Pol Dept to motion to intervene by Det City Cncl [6-1] with brief and proof of service (kb) (Entered: 06/27/2003)

June 26, 2003

June 26, 2003

PACER
9

RESPONSE by USA to motion to intervene by Det City Cncl [6-1] with brief, and proof of service. (PP) (Entered: 06/30/2003)

June 27, 2003

June 27, 2003

PACER
10

MOTION by movant Coalition Against Police Brutality to intervene as of right with brief, exhibits 1-8, and proof of service. (PP) (Entered: 07/02/2003)

July 1, 2003

July 1, 2003

PACER
11

NOTICE by court of setting civil status conference for 8:30 7/2/03 with proof of service (lh) (Entered: 07/03/2003)

July 1, 2003

July 1, 2003

PACER
12

NOTICE by court of setting hearing on motion to appoint a monitor by Det Pol Dept, Det City, USA [2-1], motion to intervene by Det City Cncl [6-1] and motion to intervene as of right by Coalition Against [10-1] for 8:30 7/14/03 with proof of service (lh) (Entered: 07/03/2003)

July 2, 2003

July 2, 2003

PACER

STATUS conference held - Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. (kd)

July 2, 2003

July 2, 2003

PACER

Status Conference

July 2, 2003

July 2, 2003

PACER
13

NOTICE by Judge Cook of disclosure regarding impartiality due to son's prior employment with U.S. Attorney's Office with proof of service. (PP) (Entered: 07/07/2003)

July 3, 2003

July 3, 2003

PACER
14

RESPONSE by plaintiff USA to motion to intervene as of right by Coalition Against [10-1] wtih brief and proof of service. (RH) (Entered: 07/11/2003)

July 10, 2003

July 10, 2003

RECAP
15

RESPONSE by plaintiff USA to the issue of Amending the Caption [7/2/03 status conference] (ew) (Entered: 07/11/2003)

July 10, 2003

July 10, 2003

PACER
16

AFFIRMATIVE defenses by defendant Det City (ew) (Entered: 07/16/2003)

July 11, 2003

July 11, 2003

PACER
17

RESPONSE by defendant Det City to motion to intervene as of right by Coalition Against [10-1] with brief, and proof of service (ew) (Entered: 07/16/2003)

July 11, 2003

July 11, 2003

PACER

MOTION hearing held on motion to intervene as of right by Coalition Against [10-1], motion to intervene by Det City Cncl [6-1] - disposition: denied - Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. - Court Reporter: Janice Coleman (ls)

July 14, 2003

July 14, 2003

PACER

Minutes - Miscellaneous

July 14, 2003

July 14, 2003

PACER

MOTION hearing held and continued on motion to appoint a monitor by Det Pol Dept, Det City, USA [2-1] to 8:30 7/18/03 - Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. - Court Reporter: Janice Coleman (ls)

July 14, 2003

July 14, 2003

PACER
18

NOTICE by plaintiff USA of filing statement of qualifications of Sheryl L. Robinson and Kroll, Inc. (ew) (Entered: 07/16/2003)

July 16, 2003

July 16, 2003

PACER
24

NOTICE by defendants of adoption of resolution of approval of the proposed Department of Justice Consent Judgments with attachments (ew) Modified on 07/21/2003 (Entered: 07/21/2003)

July 16, 2003

July 16, 2003

PACER
19

JOINT motion by USA, Det City to amend the consent judgment (ew) (Entered: 07/18/2003)

July 18, 2003

July 18, 2003

PACER
20

ORDER by Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. granting motion to appoint a monitor by Det Pol Dept, Det City, USA [2-1], and approve the consent judgment [EOD Date 7/18/03] (ew) (Entered: 07/18/2003)

July 18, 2003

July 18, 2003

PACER
21

CONSENT ORDER by Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. granting motion to amend the consent judgment by Det City, USA [19-1] [EOD Date 7/18/03] (ew) (Entered: 07/18/2003)

July 18, 2003

July 18, 2003

PACER
22

CONSENT judgment entered by Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. (Use of Force and Arrest and Witness Detention) [EOD Date: 7/21/03] (ew) Modified on 07/22/2003 (Entered: 07/21/2003)

July 18, 2003

July 18, 2003

PACER
23

CONSENT judgment entered by Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. (Conditions of Confinement) [EOD Date: 7/21/03] (ew) (Entered: 07/21/2003)

July 18, 2003

July 18, 2003

PACER

MOTION hearing held on motion to appoint a monitor by Det Pol Dept, Det City, USA [2-1] - disposition: granted - Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. - Court Reporter: Sheri Ward (ls)

July 18, 2003

July 18, 2003

PACER

Minutes - Miscellaneous

July 18, 2003

July 18, 2003

PACER
25

TRANSCRIPT taken on 7/18/03 of Hearing on Joint Motion to Appoint Monitor (lh) (SSch). (Entered: 07/23/2003)

July 22, 2003

July 22, 2003

PACER
26

MOTION by Det City to approve the monitor's budget with proof of service (LS) (Entered: 08/05/2003)

Aug. 4, 2003

Aug. 4, 2003

PACER
27

MOTION by USA to establish the Monitor's payment schedule with attachments A and B and proof of service (LS) (Entered: 08/05/2003)

Aug. 4, 2003

Aug. 4, 2003

PACER
28

PROOF of service of [20-1] (LS) (Entered: 08/06/2003)

Aug. 5, 2003

Aug. 5, 2003

PACER
29

NOTICE by court of setting hearing on motion to approve the monitor's budget by Det City [26-1] and motion to establish the Monitor's payment schedule by USA [27-1] for 1:00 8/19/03 with proof of service (lh) (Entered: 08/29/2003)

Aug. 6, 2003

Aug. 6, 2003

PACER

Minutes - Miscellaneous

Aug. 19, 2003

Aug. 19, 2003

PACER

MOTION hearing held on motion to establish the Monitor's payment schedule by USA [27-1], motion to approve the monitor's budget by Det City [26-1] - disposition: UNDER ADVISEMENT - Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. - Court Reporter: Larry Przybysz (kd)

Aug. 19, 2003

Aug. 19, 2003

PACER
30

ORDER by Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. granting motion to establish the Monitor's payment schedule by USA [27-1] [EOD Date 8/26/03] (ew) Modified on 08/27/2003 (Entered: 08/26/2003)

Aug. 26, 2003

Aug. 26, 2003

PACER
31

ORDER by Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. denying motion to intervene as of right by Coalition Against [10-1], denying motion to intervene by Det City Cncl [6-1] [EOD Date 8/27/03] (ew) (Entered: 08/27/2003)

Aug. 26, 2003

Aug. 26, 2003

PACER
32

PROOF of service of [30-1] (ew) (Entered: 08/29/2003)

Aug. 28, 2003

Aug. 28, 2003

PACER
33

AMENDED order by Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr., establishing the monitor's payment schedule replacing the order filed on 8/26/03 [EOD Date 9/3/03] with proof of service (lh) (Entered: 09/03/2003)

Aug. 29, 2003

Aug. 29, 2003

PACER
34

ORDER by Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr., for defendant Det City to show cause why it has failed to comply with the order of this court within 3 days of the date of this order with proof of service [EOD Date 9/10/03] (dh) Modified on 09/12/2003 (Entered: 09/10/2003)

Sept. 8, 2003

Sept. 8, 2003

PACER
35

RESPONSE by defendant Det City to order for defendant Det City to show cause why it has failed to comply with the order of this court within 3 days of the date of this order [34-1], order [34-2] (dh) Modified on 09/12/2003 (Entered: 09/12/2003)

Sept. 11, 2003

Sept. 11, 2003

PACER
36

NOTICE by defendant Det City of court ordered payment with proof of service. (PP) (Entered: 09/15/2003)

Sept. 12, 2003

Sept. 12, 2003

PACER
37

ORDER by Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr., that the City of Detroit is directed to pay the Clerk of Court $8,000 in satisfaction of its contempt citation. [EOD Date 9/24/03] (RH) (Entered: 09/24/2003)

Sept. 23, 2003

Sept. 23, 2003

PACER
38

REMARK -Receipt 494717 received from City of Detroit-payment for Court imposed sanctions (RH) (Entered: 09/29/2003)

Sept. 25, 2003

Sept. 25, 2003

PACER
39

ORDER by Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr., the City shall have three days from the effective date of this order to comply with the directive of 8/29/03 [EOD Date 10/2/03] (ew) (Entered: 10/02/2003)

Oct. 1, 2003

Oct. 1, 2003

PACER
40

MOTION by defendant Det City for reconsideration of its assessment of cost with proof of service (ew) (Entered: 10/03/2003)

Oct. 2, 2003

Oct. 2, 2003

PACER
41

NOTICE by defendant Det City of payment with proof of service (ew) (Entered: 10/03/2003)

Oct. 2, 2003

Oct. 2, 2003

PACER
42

NOTICE by defendant Det City of in compliance with standing order of 9/23/03 with proof of service (ew) Modified on 10/03/2003 (Entered: 10/03/2003)

Oct. 2, 2003

Oct. 2, 2003

PACER
43

NOTICE by defendant Det City of court payment and compliance with court order of 10/1/03 (lh) (Entered: 10/06/2003)

Oct. 2, 2003

Oct. 2, 2003

PACER
44

PROOF of service by plaintiff USA of notice of payment and compliance with court order dated 10/1/03 [43-1] (lh) Modified on 11/17/2003 (Entered: 10/07/2003)

Oct. 2, 2003

Oct. 2, 2003

PACER
45

ORDER by Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. denying motion for reconsideration of its assessment of cost by Det City [40-1] with proof of service [EOD Date 10/16/03] (dh) (Entered: 10/16/2003)

Oct. 14, 2003

Oct. 14, 2003

PACER
46

NOTICE from Sheryl L. Robinson, Primary Monitor of Office of the Independent Monitor regarding:names of the team members who may be using the National Travel agency to make travel arrangements to come to Detroit in connection with the monitorship using the government airfare rate (dh) (Entered: 10/17/2003)

Oct. 15, 2003

Oct. 15, 2003

PACER
47

APPEAL by movant Coalition Against of order [31-1] to USCA - FEE: PAID - Receipt #: 495846 (do) (Entered: 10/17/2003)

Oct. 15, 2003

Oct. 15, 2003

PACER
48

PROOF of service of appeal notice [47-1] to USCA, counsel and court reporter of record (do) (Entered: 10/17/2003)

Oct. 17, 2003

Oct. 17, 2003

PACER
49

CERTIFIED copy of appeal notice by Coalition Against [47-1] and docket transmitted to USCA (do) (Entered: 10/17/2003)

Oct. 17, 2003

Oct. 17, 2003

PACER
50

DISCLOSURE filed the Judge Julian Abele Cook, Jr. (RH) (Entered: 10/30/2003)

Oct. 27, 2003

Oct. 27, 2003

PACER
51

ACKNOWLEDGMENT from USCA of receipt of appeal notice of appeal & docket [49-1] (ew) (Entered: 11/05/2003)

Nov. 3, 2003

Nov. 3, 2003

PACER
52

MOTION by Sheryl L. Robinson for payment of fees and expenses with attachment and proof of service (ew) Modified on 11/10/2003 (Entered: 11/06/2003)

Nov. 5, 2003

Nov. 5, 2003

PACER
53

NOTICE by defendant Det City of payment of $119,797.67 with proof of service (lh) (Entered: 11/10/2003)

Nov. 7, 2003

Nov. 7, 2003

PACER
54

TRANSCRIPT order form by movant Coalition Against regarding appeal notice by Coalition Against [47-1] requesting transcript(s) of: 07/14/03 -appeal case # 03-2343 (dh) (Entered: 11/17/2003)

Nov. 14, 2003

Nov. 14, 2003

PACER
55

ORDER by Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. granting motion for payment of fees and expenses [52-1] with proof of service [EOD Date 11/18/03] (dh) (Entered: 11/18/2003)

Nov. 14, 2003

Nov. 14, 2003

PACER
56

NOTICE by attorneys David W. Whitaker and John C. Philo for defendant Det Pol Dept of change of address with attachment (dh) (Entered: 11/21/2003)

Nov. 20, 2003

Nov. 20, 2003

PACER
57

TRANSCRIPT taken on 7/14/03 of hearing on motion to intervene (RH) (SSch). (Entered: 12/02/2003)

Dec. 1, 2003

Dec. 1, 2003

PACER
58

MOTION by Independent Monitor Sheryl Robinson for payment of fees and expenses, with exhibit 1. (RH) (Entered: 12/03/2003)

Dec. 2, 2003

Dec. 2, 2003

PACER
59

NOTICE by Det City of payment (ew) (Entered: 12/09/2003)

Dec. 5, 2003

Dec. 5, 2003

PACER
60

ORDER by Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. granting motion for payment of fees and expenses by Sheryl Robinson [58-1] [EOD Date 12/9/03] (ew) (Entered: 12/09/2003)

Dec. 8, 2003

Dec. 8, 2003

PACER
61

NOTICE setting civil status conference for 2:00 1/21/04 (ew) (Entered: 12/09/2003)

Dec. 8, 2003

Dec. 8, 2003

PACER
62

MOTION by Primary Independent Monotor, Sheryl L. Robinson for payment of fees and expenses with attachment and proof of service (lh) (Entered: 12/17/2003)

Dec. 16, 2003

Dec. 16, 2003

PACER
63

ORDER by Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. granting motion for payment of fees and expenses by Sheryl L. Robinson [62-1] with proof of service [EOD Date 12/22/03] (dh) (Entered: 12/22/2003)

Dec. 18, 2003

Dec. 18, 2003

PACER
64

NOTICE by defendant Det City of payment of $119,791.67 (check no. 1605866) to the Clerk of the Court with proof of service (lh) (Entered: 12/24/2003)

Dec. 23, 2003

Dec. 23, 2003

PACER
65

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Status Conference set for 1/26/2004 11:00 AM before Honorable Julian Abele Cook. (PPaul, ) (Entered: 01/27/2004)

Jan. 20, 2004

Jan. 20, 2004

PACER
66

ORDER directing disclosure safeguards regarding consent judgments. Signed by Judge Julian Abele Cook. (PPaul, ) (Entered: 01/27/2004)

Jan. 20, 2004

Jan. 20, 2004

PACER
70

QUARTERLY report of the Independent Monitor for the Detroit Police Department issued 1/20/2004 (Attachments: # 1 Document Continuation # 2 Document Continuation)(LSel, ) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

2 Document Continuation

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3 Document Continuation

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Jan. 20, 2004

Jan. 20, 2004

Clearinghouse
69

NOTICE 0f Status Conference set for 2/2/2004 09:00 AM before Honorable Julian Abele Cook. (LSel, ) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Jan. 21, 2004

Jan. 21, 2004

PACER
67

NOTICE of payment by Det City (LSel, ) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Jan. 22, 2004

Jan. 22, 2004

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68

NOTICE by United States of America, Designee to receive Monitor's proposed status reports (LSel, ) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Jan. 23, 2004

Jan. 23, 2004

PACER
71

MOTION for Fees and expenses by Sheryl L. Robinson. (Attachments: # 1)(LSel, ) (Entered: 02/13/2004)

Jan. 23, 2004

Jan. 23, 2004

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72

NOTICE by Det City of designee to receive monitor's proposed status report (LSel, ) (Entered: 02/13/2004)

Jan. 29, 2004

Jan. 29, 2004

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Minute Entry -Status Conference held with counsel only on 2/2/2004 before Honorable Julian Abele Cook. (KDoa, )

Feb. 2, 2004

Feb. 2, 2004

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Status Conference

Feb. 2, 2004

Feb. 2, 2004

PACER
74

ORDER granting 71 Motion for Payment of Fees and Expenses. Signed by Judge Julian Abele Cook. (BThe, ) (Entered: 03/04/2004)

Feb. 17, 2004

Feb. 17, 2004

PACER
73

MOTION to supplement the record by Coalition Against Police Brutality. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-2# 2 # 3)(LSel, ) (Entered: 03/03/2004)

2 Exhibit 1-2

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Feb. 20, 2004

Feb. 20, 2004

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75

NOTICE of Payment by Det City. (NHoll, ) (Entered: 03/09/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004

Feb. 24, 2004

PACER
76

RESPONSE to 73 Motion to Supplement Record filed by Det City, Detroit Police Department. (JBro, ) (Entered: 03/16/2004)

March 2, 2004

March 2, 2004

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77

MOTION for Attorney Fees and Expenses by Sheryl L. Robinson. (NHoll, ) (Entered: 03/24/2004)

March 8, 2004

March 8, 2004

PACER
78

REPLY to Response re 73 MOTION to supplement the record filed by Det City. (NHoll, ) (Entered: 03/24/2004)

March 9, 2004

March 9, 2004

PACER
79

ORDER regarding Monitor's fees and expenses. Signed by Judge Julian Abele Cook. (NHoll, ) (Entered: 03/31/2004)

March 12, 2004

March 12, 2004

PACER
80

NOTICE of payment by Det City. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/12/2004)

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

PACER
81

QUARTERLY REPORT of the Independent Monitor for the Detroit Police Department issued 04/15/04. (Attachments: # 1 Document Continuation # 2 Document Continuation)(DPer, ) (Entered: 04/24/2004)

2 Document Continuation

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3 Document Continuation

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April 15, 2004

April 15, 2004

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82

MOTION for payment of fees and expenses for January 23, 2004 to February 22, 2004 by Sheryl L. Robinson. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/28/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

PACER
83

MOTION for payment of fees and expenses for February 23, 2004 to March 22, 2004 by Sheryl L. Robinson. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/28/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

PACER
84

NOTICE of Court ordered payment by Det City of $119,791.67 (monthly monitor payment). (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/28/2004)

April 22, 2004

April 22, 2004

PACER
85

ORDER granting 82 Motion for payment of fees and expenses for January 23, 2004 to February 22, 2004. Signed by Judge Julian Abele Cook. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/30/2004)

April 27, 2004

April 27, 2004

PACER
86

ORDER granting 83 Motion for payment of fees and expenses for February 23, 2004 to March 22, 2004. Signed by Judge Julian Abele Cook. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/30/2004)

April 27, 2004

April 27, 2004

PACER
87

ORDER denying 73 Motion to supplement the record on appeal. Signed by Judge Julian Abele Cook. (DPer, ) (Entered: 04/30/2004)

April 27, 2004

April 27, 2004

PACER
88

MOTION for payment of fees and expenses covering the period from March 23, 2004 to April 22, 2004 by Sheryl L. Robinson. (DPer, ) (Entered: 05/21/2004)

May 19, 2004

May 19, 2004

PACER
89

ORDER granting 88 Motion for payment of fees and expenses covering the period from March 23, 2004 to April 22, 2004.Signed by Honorable Julian Abele Cook (DPer, ) (Entered: 05/27/2004)

May 26, 2004

May 26, 2004

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Case Details

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Policing

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 12, 2003

Closing Date: 2016

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States Department of Justice

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Detroit Police Dept. (Detroit), City

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act, 34 U.S.C. § 12601 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 14141)

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2003 - 2014

Content of Injunction:

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Issues

General:

Conditions of confinement

Excessive force

Failure to discipline

Failure to supervise

Failure to train

False arrest

Inadequate citizen complaint investigations and procedures

Racial profiling