Case: U.S. v. City of Pittsburgh

2:97-cv-00354 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Feb. 26, 1997

Closed Date: 2005

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On February 26, 1997, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint against the City of Pittsburgh ["City"], the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police ["PBP"], and the Department of Public Safety pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §14141 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to remedy an alleged pattern or practice of unconstitutional misconduct by officers of the PBP which included: using excessive force; making false arrests; lodging false charges; and conducting improper searches a…

On February 26, 1997, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint against the City of Pittsburgh ["City"], the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police ["PBP"], and the Department of Public Safety pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §14141 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to remedy an alleged pattern or practice of unconstitutional misconduct by officers of the PBP which included: using excessive force; making false arrests; lodging false charges; and conducting improper searches and seizures. This was the first lawsuit filed by the DOJ under 42 U.S.C. §14141. The filing followed nearly a year of DOJ investigation of the PBP, which was spurred on by the ACLU and NAACP's filing of the civil rights lawsuit Williams, et al. v. City of Pittsburgh, CA-96-560 (W.D.Pa., Cindrich, J.).

Simultaneously with the filing of the government's complaint, the parties filed a joint application for the entry of the consent decree. The consent decree included the implementation of changes in: the use of force; officer training; internal affairs investigations; officer detention and arrest of subjects; and collection and retention of department information and data.

On March 3, 1997, Allen Brunwasser filed a motion to intervene, which was denied by the District Court (Judge Robert J. Cindrich). The District Court, however, notified Brunwasser of the consent decree hearing, so as to give him an opportunity to be heard. Brunwasser's interest in the litigation is not clear from the record. The Fraternal Order of Police, Fort Pitt Lodge No. 1 [FOP] filed a similar motion to intervene, and Judge Cindrich allowed the FOP to participate in the hearings on the joint motion to enter the consent decree. After a final hearing on April 16, 1997, the District Court entered the consent decree. The FOP's motion to intervene was denied as moot.

In accordance with the consent decree, the parties selected James D. Ginger, Ph.D. to serve as auditor. The auditor was charged with oversight of the implementation of the provisions of the consent decree and with providing quarterly reports to the court. Throughout the duration of the consent decree, Dr. Ginger provided 29 quarterly reports to the court.

The original terms of the consent decree called for a five year monitoring period. The District Court extended that period to allow for full compliance by the PBP.

In September 2002, the parties filed a joint motion to modify the consent decree. The nature of the proposed modifications is not apparent from the docket. The ACLU and NAACP filed an amicus brief in opposition to the proposed modifications. After a hearing on the matter, the District Court approved the modifications.

Monitoring continued until 2005. On April 7, 2005, the District Court granted the parties joint motion to terminate the consent decree and the case was dismissed.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (1/6/2007)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/10543228/parties/united-states-v-city-of-pittsburgh/


Judge(s)

Cindrich, Robert J. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

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

Cohen, Phyllis (Pennsylvania)

Hay, Amy R. (Pennsylvania)

Moosey, Robert S. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Murphy, Donna M. (District of Columbia)

Nakata, Ken (District of Columbia)

Nardone, S. Nicole (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Pinzler, Isabelle Katz (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Cindrich, Robert J. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

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

Cohen, Phyllis (Pennsylvania)

Hay, Amy R. (Pennsylvania)

Moosey, Robert S. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Murphy, Donna M. (District of Columbia)

Nakata, Ken (District of Columbia)

Nardone, S. Nicole (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Pinzler, Isabelle Katz (District of Columbia)

Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Thieman, Frederick W. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Diggs, Khadija Tamu (Pennsylvania)

Diggs [inactive], Kadisha (Pennsylvania)

Malie, Susan (Pennsylvania)

Morrow, Jacqueline R. (Arizona)

Shorall, John G. II (Pennsylvania)

Other Attorney(s)

Campbell, Bryan (Pennsylvania)

O'Brien, Timothy P. (Pennsylvania)

Walczak, Witold J. (Pennsylvania)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Bohan, Mary (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:97-cv-00354

Docket [PACER]

April 8, 2005

April 8, 2005

Docket
3

2:97-cv-00354

Consent Decree

Feb. 26, 1997

Feb. 26, 1997

Order/Opinion
1

2:97-cv-00354

Complaint

Feb. 26, 1997

Feb. 26, 1997

Complaint
19

2:97-cv-00354

Transcript of hearing commencing on Thursday, 4/16/97, U.S. District Court, Pittsburgh, PA, before Hon. Robert Cindrich, D.J.

April 16, 1997

April 16, 1997

Transcript

Auditor’s First Quarterly Report

No Court

Dec. 15, 1997

Dec. 15, 1997

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report

Auditor’s Third Quarterly Report

No Court

May 15, 1998

May 15, 1998

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report

Auditor’s Fourth Quarterly Report

No Court

Aug. 16, 1998

Aug. 16, 1998

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report

Auditor’s Fifth Quarterly Report

No Court

Nov. 16, 1998

Nov. 16, 1998

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report

Auditor’s Sixth Quarterly Report

No Court

Feb. 16, 1999

Feb. 16, 1999

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report

Auditor’s Seventh Quarterly Report

No Court

May 16, 1999

May 16, 1999

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report

Resources

Title Description External URL Date / External URL

Turning Necessity Into Virtue: Pittsburgh’s Experience with a Federal Consent Decree

Robert C. Davis, Christopher W. Ortiz, Nicole J. Henderson, Joel Miller, & Michelle K. Massie

Increasingly, federal courts are scrutinizing state and local police departments, particularly since 1994, when Congress gave the Justice Department power to sue over a “pattern or practice” of polic… Sept. 1, 2002

Sept. 1, 2002

http://www.vera.org/...

Implementing §14141 “Pattern or Practice” Reform: Evidence from Four Police Departments

Joshua M. Chanin

This paper takes as its subject a relatively new, but promising initiative to control police behavior through department-wide reform: a provision in the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act … Oct. 1, 2009

Oct. 1, 2009

http://www.pmranet.org/...

Review of the Use of Monitors in Civil Settlement Agreements and Consent Decrees Involving State and Local Government Entities

Attorney General Merrick Garland and Assoc. AG Vanita Gupta

Today, the Justice Department will begin implementing a set of principles and specific recommendations regarding the use ofmonitors in civil settlement agreements and consent decrees involving state … Sept. 13, 2021

Sept. 13, 2021

https://www.justice.gov/...

Policing the Police: The Impact of "Pattern-or-Practice" Investigations on Crime

Tanaya Devi, Roland G. Fryer Jr

This paper provides the first empirical examination of the impact of federal and state "Pattern-or Practice" investigations on crime and policing. For investigations that were not preceded by "viral"… June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

None

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/10543228/united-states-v-city-of-pittsburgh/

Last updated Aug. 30, 2022, 3:19 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with summons issued (ces) (Entered: 02/26/1997)

Feb. 26, 1997

Feb. 26, 1997

PACER
2

JOINT MOTION by USA, CITY OF PITTSBURGH, PITTBURGH BUREAU OF, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC for Entry of Consent Decree . (ces) (Entered: 02/26/1997)

Feb. 26, 1997

Feb. 26, 1997

PACER
3

CONSENT DECREE by USA, CITY OF PITTSBURGH, PITTBURGH BUREAU OF, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC with proposed order. (ces) (Entered: 02/26/1997)

Feb. 26, 1997

Feb. 26, 1997

PACER
4

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 2/26/97 Answer due on 3/18/97 for DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC (ces) (Entered: 02/26/1997)

Feb. 26, 1997

Feb. 26, 1997

PACER
5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to PITTBURGH BUREAU OF 2/26/97 Answer due on 3/18/97 for PITTBURGH BUREAU OF (ces) (Entered: 02/26/1997)

Feb. 26, 1997

Feb. 26, 1997

PACER
6

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to CITY OF PITTSBURGH 2/26/97 Answer due on 3/18/97 for CITY OF PITTSBURGH (ces) (Entered: 02/26/1997)

Feb. 26, 1997

Feb. 26, 1997

PACER
7

MOTION to Intervene by ALLEN N. BRUNWASSER with Proposed Order. (ces) (Entered: 03/03/1997)

March 3, 1997

March 3, 1997

PACER

ORDER upon motion denying [7-1] motion to Intervene by ALLEN N. BRUNWASSER. However, petitioner will be notified of the date set for a hearing on the consent decree and will be provided an opportunity to be heard at that time ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 3/4/97 ) CM all parties of record. (ces)

March 4, 1997

March 4, 1997

PACER
8

ORDER, Motion Hearing set for 1:30 3/17/97 for [2-1] joint motion for Entry of Consent Decree ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 3/10/97 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 03/10/1997)

March 10, 1997

March 10, 1997

PACER
9

MOTION for Intervention Of Right Or Permissive Intervention Under FRCP 24 by FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, FORT PITT LODGE NO. 1 with Proposed Order. (ces) (Entered: 03/12/1997)

March 12, 1997

March 12, 1997

PACER
10

LETTER from City Council dated 3/7/97 in support of Consent Decree. (tt) (Entered: 03/19/1997)

March 18, 1997

March 18, 1997

PACER
11

Hearing on Consent Decree held 3/17/97 before Judge Cindrich [ Reporter: Shirley Hall] (tt) (Entered: 03/19/1997)

March 18, 1997

March 18, 1997

PACER

Deadline updated; Response to Motion set to 3/31/97 for [9-1] motion for Intervention Of Right Or Permissive Intervention Under FRCP 24 by FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, FORT PITT LODGE NO. 1 (tt)

March 18, 1997

March 18, 1997

PACER
12

ORDER, Response to Motion set to 3/31/97 for [9-1] motion for Intervention Of Right Or Permissive Intervention Under FRCP 24 by FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, FORT PITT LODGE NO. 1, and response due 3/31/97 to pltf's motion to consolidate w/CA No. 96-560 filed on 4/14/97 at CA96-560; set Status Conference for 9:30 4/16/97 ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 3/19/97 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 03/20/1997)

March 20, 1997

March 20, 1997

PACER
13

LETTER dated 3/14/97 to Judge Cindrich from Mayor Tom Murphy and ordered filed and made part of the record 3/26/97 (Cindrich, J.) (ces) (Entered: 03/27/1997)

March 26, 1997

March 26, 1997

PACER
14

LETTER dated 3/22/97 to Judge Cindrich from Sgt. John F. Linn ordered filed and made part of the record 3/26/97 (Cindrich, J.) (ces) (Entered: 03/27/1997)

March 27, 1997

March 27, 1997

PACER
15

RESPONSE by USA to [9-1] motion for Intervention Of Right Or Permissive Intervention Under FRCP 24 by FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, FORT PITT LODGE NO. 1 (ces) (Entered: 03/31/1997)

March 31, 1997

March 31, 1997

PACER
16

JOINT MOTION by USA, CITY OF PITTSBURGH, PITTBURGH BUREAU OF Regarding the Interpretation of the Consent Decree with Proposed Order. (ces) (Entered: 03/31/1997)

March 31, 1997

March 31, 1997

PACER
17

RESPONSE by CITY OF PITTSBURGH, PITTBURGH BUREAU OF, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC to [9-1] motion for Intervention Of Right Or Permissive Intervention Under FRCP 24 by FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, FORT PITT LODGE NO. 1 (ces) (Entered: 04/01/1997)

March 31, 1997

March 31, 1997

PACER
18

RESPONSE by USA to Williams Pltfs' Motion to Consolidate filed at CA96-560 (ces) (Entered: 04/01/1997)

March 31, 1997

March 31, 1997

PACER
19

TRANSCRIPT of public hearing on consent decree for date of 3/17/97. Court Reporter: Shirley Ann Hall. (ces) (Entered: 04/02/1997)

April 2, 1997

April 2, 1997

PACER
20

RESPONSE by USA to [3-1] proposed decree consent by DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC, PITTBURGH BUREAU OF, CITY OF PITTSBURGH, USA (ces) (Entered: 04/14/1997)

April 14, 1997

April 14, 1997

PACER

ORDER upon motion granting [16-1] joint motion Regarding the Interpretation of the Consent Decree as stated more fully in said order ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 4/16/97 ) CM all parties of record. (ces)

April 16, 1997

April 16, 1997

PACER

ORDER upon motion granting [3-1] decree consent as stated more fully in said consent decree ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 4/16/97 ) CM all parties of record. (ces)

April 16, 1997

April 16, 1997

PACER
21

ORDER denying [9-1] motion for Intervention Of Right Or Permissive Intervention Under FRCP 24 by FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, FORT PITT LODGE NO. 1; mooting [2-1] joint motion for Entry of Consent Decree, as Ct. has already signed consent decree ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 4/17/97 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 04/18/1997)

April 18, 1997

April 18, 1997

PACER
22

Status Conference held 4/16/97 before Judge Robert J. Cindrich [ Reporter: Pat Sherman ] (Judge agrees to sign consent decree. Order to be entered on remaining motions) (ces) (Entered: 04/18/1997)

April 18, 1997

April 18, 1997

PACER
23

MOTION by ALLEN N. BRUNWASSER for reargument with Proposed Order. (crw) (Entered: 04/22/1997)

April 22, 1997

April 22, 1997

PACER
24

MOTION by USA to substitue corrected pages in the Declaration of Lou Reiter with Proposed Order. (ces) (Entered: 04/25/1997)

April 25, 1997

April 25, 1997

PACER

ORDER upon motion granting [24-1] motion to substitue corrected pages in the Declaration of Lou Reiter ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 4/28/97 ) CM all parties of record. (ces)

April 30, 1997

April 30, 1997

PACER
25

Status Conference set for 9:30 7/31/97 (ces) (Entered: 07/22/1997)

July 22, 1997

July 22, 1997

PACER
26

ORDER denying [23-1] motion for reargument ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 10/3/97 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 10/06/1997)

Oct. 6, 1997

Oct. 6, 1997

PACER
27

JOINT NOTICE of APPOITMENT OF AN AUDITOR by USA, CITY OF PITTSBURGH (ces) (Entered: 12/05/1997)

Dec. 5, 1997

Dec. 5, 1997

PACER
28

Auditor's Quarterly Report (First Quarterly Report 12/97) (Long-Term Compliance Audit for the Pgh. Bureau of Police) (ces) (Entered: 12/24/1997)

Dec. 24, 1997

Dec. 24, 1997

PACER
29

Auditor's Second Quarterly Report March 15, 1998 detailing City of Pgh.'s Long-Term Compliance for Pgh. Bureau of Police (ces) (Entered: 03/17/1998)

March 17, 1998

March 17, 1998

PACER
30

Auditor's Quarterly Reprt Long-Term Compliance Audit for Pgh. Bureau of Police for Third Quarter 6/15/98 (ces) (Entered: 06/22/1998)

June 22, 1998

June 22, 1998

PACER
31

STATUS REPORT by USA (plh) (Entered: 09/21/1998)

Sept. 21, 1998

Sept. 21, 1998

PACER
32

QUARTERLY REPORT filed by Compliance Auditor, James D. Ginger, Ph.D. (tt) (Entered: 12/21/1998)

Dec. 21, 1998

Dec. 21, 1998

PACER
33

Auditor's Sixth Quarterly Report March 1999 Long-Term Compliance Audit for the Pgh. Bureau of Police filed pursuant to Consent Decree entered into by U.S. Dept. of Justice and City of Pgh. (ces) (Entered: 03/24/1999)

March 24, 1999

March 24, 1999

PACER
34

ORDER, that the Clerk of Court shall administratively close the above captioned case. (signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 3/31/99) CM all parties of record. NOTICE MAILED (plh) (Entered: 04/01/1999)

March 31, 1999

March 31, 1999

PACER

Statistical Case Closing (plh)

March 31, 1999

March 31, 1999

PACER
35

JOINT MOTION by USA, CITY OF PITTSBURGH to Extend Time to Flie Seventh Auditor's Quarterly Report with Proposed Order. (ces) (Entered: 06/16/1999)

June 15, 1999

June 15, 1999

PACER

ORDER upon motion granting [35-1] joint motion to Extend Time to File Seventh Auditor's Quarterly Report by 7/9/99. ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 6/16/99 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) Modified on 07/12/1999

June 29, 1999

June 29, 1999

PACER
36

AUDITOR'S SEVENTH QUARTERLY REPORT JULY 1999 Long-Term Compliance Audit for the Pgh. Bureau of Police (ces) (Entered: 07/09/1999)

July 9, 1999

July 9, 1999

PACER
37

AUDITOR'S QUARTERLY REPORT Long-Term Compliance Audit for the Pgh. Bureau of Police Eighth Quarterly Report September 1999 (ces) (Entered: 09/16/1999)

Sept. 16, 1999

Sept. 16, 1999

PACER
38

AUDITOR'S NINTH QUARTERLY REPORT - Long-term Compliance Audit. January 2000. (tt) (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Jan. 4, 2000

Jan. 4, 2000

PACER
39

Auditors' Tenth Quarterly Report Long-Term Compliance Audit (ces) (Entered: 03/21/2000)

March 21, 2000

March 21, 2000

PACER
40

QUARTERLY REPORT by James D. Ginger, Ph.D. (aen) (Entered: 06/16/2000)

June 16, 2000

June 16, 2000

PACER
41

Auditor's Twelfth Quarterly Report filed for Long-term Compliance Audit (ces) (Entered: 09/19/2000)

Sept. 19, 2000

Sept. 19, 2000

PACER
42

AUDITOR'S THIRTEENTH QUARTERLY REPORT (ces) (Entered: 01/08/2001)

Jan. 5, 2001

Jan. 5, 2001

PACER
43

JOINT MOTION by USA, CITY OF PITTSBURGH to Extend Time to File Auditior's Fourteenth Quarterly Report . (ces) Modified on 03/28/2001 (Entered: 03/27/2001)

March 26, 2001

March 26, 2001

PACER

ORDER upon motion granting [43-1] joint motion to Extend Time to File Auditior's Fourteenth Quarterly Report. Report shall be filed 4/4/01. ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 3/28/01 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) Modified on 04/17/2001

March 28, 2001

March 28, 2001

PACER
44

MOTION by USA to Substitute Attorney Mary R. Bohan in place of Atty. Robert Moossy as counsel for U.S. (ces) (Entered: 04/11/2001)

April 11, 2001

April 11, 2001

PACER

ORDER upon motion granting [44-1] motion to Substitute Attorney terminated attorney Robert Moossy for USA Added ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 4/16/01 ) CM all parties of record. (ces)

April 17, 2001

April 17, 2001

PACER
45

Auditor's Fourteenth Quarterly Report April 25, 2001 (ces) (Entered: 04/24/2001)

April 24, 2001

April 24, 2001

PACER
46

PARTIES' SECOND JOINT MOTION by USA, CITY OF PITTSBURGH, PITTBURGH BUREAU OF, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC to Extend Time to File Fourteenth Auditor's Quarterly Report with Proposed Order. (ces) Modified on 04/25/2001 (Entered: 04/25/2001)

April 25, 2001

April 25, 2001

PACER

ORDER upon motion granting [46-1] joint motion to Extend Time to File Fourteenth Auditor's Quarterly Report on 4/25/01 ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 4/10/01 ) CM all parties of record. (ces)

April 25, 2001

April 25, 2001

PACER
47

Auditor's Fifteenth Quarterly Report filed dated 8/21/01 (Long-term Conpliance Audit) (ces) Modified on 03/19/2002 (Entered: 08/23/2001)

Aug. 23, 2001

Aug. 23, 2001

PACER
48

Auditor's Sixteenth Quarterly Report Long-term Compliance Audit (ces) (Entered: 10/30/2001)

Oct. 30, 2001

Oct. 30, 2001

PACER
49

AUDITOR'S SEVENTEENTH QUARTERLY REPORT FILING (Long-term Compliance Audit) (ces) (Entered: 03/19/2002)

March 19, 2002

March 19, 2002

PACER
50

Auditor's Eighteenth Quarterly Report Filing of Long-term Compliance Audit 7/30/02 (ces) (Entered: 07/30/2002)

July 30, 2002

July 30, 2002

PACER
51

AUDITOR'S NINETEENTH QUARTERLY REPORT FILING (8/30/02) (ces) (Entered: 08/29/2002)

Aug. 29, 2002

Aug. 29, 2002

PACER
52

JOINT MOTION by USA, CITY OF PITTSBURGH, PITTBURGH BUREAU OF, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC to enter parties' stipulated order with Proposed Order. (crw) (Entered: 08/29/2002)

Aug. 29, 2002

Aug. 29, 2002

PACER
53

ORDER, set on joint stipulation Hearing for 9:30 9/13/02 ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 8/30/02 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 08/30/2002)

Aug. 30, 2002

Aug. 30, 2002

PACER
54

ORDER, Motion Hearing set for 9:30 9/13/02 for [52-1] joint motion to enter parties' stipulated order . Auditor directed to file report to ct. and be present 9/13/02 in ct. to testify concerning his opinions as to issues stated more fully in said order ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 9/3/02 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) Modified on 09/05/2002 (Entered: 09/04/2002)

Sept. 3, 2002

Sept. 3, 2002

PACER
55

BRIEF Amici Curiae by ACLU, NAACP in opposition to Proposed Consent Decree Modification (ces) (Entered: 09/12/2002)

Sept. 11, 2002

Sept. 11, 2002

PACER
57

ORDER that ct. will announce list of speakers at the hearing on 10/13/02 and as stated more fully in said order ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 9/11/02 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 09/12/2002)

Sept. 11, 2002

Sept. 11, 2002

PACER
56

NOTICE by USA of Filing Auditor's Supplemental Report (ces) (Entered: 09/12/2002)

Sept. 12, 2002

Sept. 12, 2002

PACER
58

Hearing on Stipulation held re: 9/13/02 Bwfore Judge Cindrich [ Reporter: Marilyn Brown] (aen) (Entered: 09/16/2002)

Sept. 16, 2002

Sept. 16, 2002

PACER
59

EXHIBITS in support of [58-1] Stipulation hearing of 9/13/02 ( Vol 1 ) (aen) (Entered: 09/16/2002)

Sept. 16, 2002

Sept. 16, 2002

PACER
60

EXHIBITS in support of [58-1] Stiupulation hearing held on 9/13/02 ( Vol 2 ) (aen) (Entered: 09/16/2002)

Sept. 16, 2002

Sept. 16, 2002

PACER
61

TRANSCRIPT of Hearing on Petition to Approve Modification of Consent Decree held before Cindrich, J. for date of 9/13/02. Court Reporter: Marilyn Brown. (ces) (Entered: 09/19/2002)

Sept. 19, 2002

Sept. 19, 2002

PACER
62

TRANSCRIPT of Excerpt from hearing On Petition to Approve Modification of Consent Decree for date of 9/13/02. Court Reporter: Marilyn Brown. (Statement of C. J. Bosetti) (ces) Modified on 09/19/2002 (Entered: 09/19/2002)

Sept. 19, 2002

Sept. 19, 2002

PACER
63

STIPULATED ORDER granting [52-1] joint motion to enter parties' stipulated order re: Consent Decree as stated more fully in said order ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 9/30/02 ) CM all parties of record. (ces) (Entered: 10/01/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

PACER
64

AUDITOR'S EIGHTEENTH QUARTERLY REPORT FILING. (plh) (Entered: 12/17/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002

Dec. 17, 2002

PACER
65

JOINT MOTION by USA, CITY OF PITTSBURGH to Extend Time to File Twenty-First Auditor's Quarterly Report with Proposed Order. (ces) (Entered: 03/03/2003)

Feb. 28, 2003

Feb. 28, 2003

PACER

ORDER upon motion granting [65-1] joint motion to Extend Time to File Twenty-First Auditor's Quarterly Reportk. Report is due 3/31/03 ( signed by Judge Robert J. Cindrich on 3/4/03 ) CM all parties of record. (ces)

March 5, 2003

March 5, 2003

PACER
66

Auditor's Twenty-First Quarterly Report Filing (ces) Modified on 04/02/2003 (Entered: 04/02/2003)

April 1, 2003

April 1, 2003

PACER
67

AUDITOR'S TWENTY-SECOND QUARTERLY REPORT FILING (ces) (Entered: 05/02/2003)

May 2, 2003

May 2, 2003

PACER
68

Auditor's Twenty-Third Quarterly Report Filing (ces) (Entered: 08/01/2003)

Aug. 1, 2003

Aug. 1, 2003

PACER
69

AUDITOR'S TWENTY-FOURTH QUARTERLY REPORT (plh) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 25, 2003

Nov. 25, 2003

PACER
70

AUDITOR'S TWENTY-FIFTH QUARTERLY REPORT FILING filed by City of Pgh. (ces) (Entered: 01/21/2004)

Jan. 21, 2004

Jan. 21, 2004

PACER
71

Auditor's Twenty-Sixth Quarterly Report Filing (ces) (Entered: 05/12/2004)

May 11, 2004

May 11, 2004

PACER
72

Auditor's Twenty-Seventh Quarterly Report Filing (ces) (Entered: 08/25/2004)

Aug. 25, 2004

Aug. 25, 2004

PACER
73

Auditor's Twenty-Eighth Quarterly Report Filing (ces) (Entered: 12/16/2004)

Dec. 16, 2004

Dec. 16, 2004

PACER
74

JOINT MOTION by USA, CITY OF PITTSBURGH, PITTBURGH BUREAU OF, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC to Terminate Consent Decree and Dismiss this case, with Proposed Order. (tt) (Entered: 04/06/2005)

April 6, 2005

April 6, 2005

PACER
75

DECLARATION of James D. Ginger, Jr. Re: [74-1] joint motion to Terminate Consent Decree and Dismiss this case by DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC, PITTBURGH BUREAU OF, CITY OF PITTSBURGH, USA (tt) (Entered: 04/06/2005)

April 6, 2005

April 6, 2005

PACER

ORDER upon motion granting [74-1] joint motion to Terminate Consent Decree and Dismiss this case ( signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 4/7/05 ) CM all parties of record. (ces)

April 7, 2005

April 7, 2005

PACER
76

Auditor's Twenty-Ninth Quarterly Report Filing Long-term Compliance Audit (for Quarter Ending 11/31/04) (ces) (Entered: 04/08/2005)

April 8, 2005

April 8, 2005

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Policing

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 26, 1997

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States Department of Justice

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police (Pittsburgh), City

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

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: 1997 - 2005

Issues

General:

Excessive force

Failure to discipline

Failure to supervise

Failure to train

False arrest

Inadequate citizen complaint investigations and procedures

Racial profiling