Case: Templeton v. Dotson

4:14-cv-02019 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Filed Date: Dec. 8, 2014

Closed Date: 2015

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Case Summary

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. The plaintiffs were represented by attorneys from ArchCity Defenders, Saint Louis University Legal Clinic, Advancement Project, Saint Louis Law School, …

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. The plaintiffs were represented by attorneys from ArchCity Defenders, Saint Louis University Legal Clinic, Advancement Project, Saint Louis Law School, and private counsel. The plaintiffs sought damages, a temporary restraining order and injunctive relief, alleging that their First and Fourth Amendment rights were violated as a result of unreasonable and unnecessary force during organized protests.

On November 24, 2014, following the announcement of the Grand Jury's decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed African-American teenager Michael Brown, citizens began to protest and voice their opinions about the frequency of unarmed African-American men being shot by police officers and the lack of police accountability. These demonstrations were met with a militarized response by police officers, including appearing in tanks and riot gear and shooting peaceful demonstrators with tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets. Because of the law enforcement's response to the demonstrations, several members of the community were harmed and prevented from exercising their constitutional rights.

On December 11, 2014, District Court Judge Carol E. Jackson granted the plaintiffs' request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the defendants. Judge Jackson ordered the defendants to refrain from using chemical agents to assist in the dispersing of groups engaged in non-criminal activities without issuing a clear warning that such steps would be taken and allowing individuals a sufficient opportunity to leave the area.

On January 5, 2015, the defendants filed a motion to vacate the TRO. The defendants argued that the TRO was against them acting in their capacities as directors of Unified Command, an entity created by the governor on November 17, 2014, in response to the protests stemming from the killing of Michael Brown. Since the executive order expired December 17, 2014, the defendants argued that the plaintiffs' claims were moot and should be dismissed. Judge Jackson denied their motion, noting that the complaint was brought against the defendants not only in their capacities as directors of Unified Command, but also in their official capacities as police officers and as officials of Missouri Highway control.

On January 5, 2015, Judge Jackson also dismissed the defendants' request for expedited discovery on the grounds that the request was not sufficiently supported.

On March 25, 2015, the parties filed a joint motion to dismiss and a settlement agreement. The defendants agreed to command their law enforcement to prohibit the use of tear gas, pepper spray, and other chemical agents, and the payment of the plaintiff's attorney fees and costs from the defendant totaling $7,500, with each defendant contributing $2,500 to the total amount.

On March 26, 2015, Judge Jackson granted the parties' motion to dismiss, retaining jurisdiction for the sole purpose of determining whether the settlement shall be enforced upon any motion of any party.

Summary Authors

Daniel Fryer (10/19/2015)

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People

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Judge(s)

Jackson, Carol E. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Downing, Don M (Missouri)

Hansford, Justin D. (Missouri)

Harvey, Thomas B. (Missouri)

Lee, Nicole C. (District of Columbia)

Lieberman, Denise D. (Missouri)

Roediger, Brendan D. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hodzic, Christine L. (Missouri)

Hughes, Michael E. (Missouri)

Isaacson, Robert J. (Missouri)

Judge(s)

Jackson, Carol E. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Downing, Don M (Missouri)

Hansford, Justin D. (Missouri)

Harvey, Thomas B. (Missouri)

Lee, Nicole C. (District of Columbia)

Lieberman, Denise D. (Missouri)

Roediger, Brendan D. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hodzic, Christine L. (Missouri)

Hughes, Michael E. (Missouri)

Isaacson, Robert J. (Missouri)

Lawson, Mark Edward (Missouri)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:14-cv-02019

Docket [PACER]

Oct. 12, 2015

Oct. 12, 2015

Docket
1

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Complaint

Dec. 8, 2014

Dec. 8, 2014

Complaint
12

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Temporary Restraining Order

Dec. 11, 2014

Dec. 11, 2014

Order/Opinion
34

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Order

Jan. 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

Order/Opinion
38

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Memorandum and Order

Jan. 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

Order/Opinion
35

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Order

Jan. 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

Order/Opinion
49

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Motion to Dismiss

March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015

Pleading / Motion / Brief
50

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Order to dismiss

March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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COMPLAINT against defendant All Defendants with receipt number 0865-4626322, in the amount of $400 Non-Jury Demand,, filed by Kira Banks, Alexis Templeton, Steven Hoffman, Brittany Ferrell, Maureen Costello, Nile McClain. (Attachments: # 1 Original Filing Form, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Exhibit 1: Declaration of Maureen Costello, # 4 Exhibit 2: Declaration of Kira Hudson Banks, # 5 Exhibit 3: Declaration of Brittany Ferrell, # 6 Exhibit 4: Declaration of Steven Hoffman, # 7 Exhibit 5: Declaration of Kelly Costello, # 8 Exhibit 6: Declaration of Alexis Templeton, # 9 Exhibit 7: Affidavit of Suzanne Brown, # 10 Exhibit 8: Declaration of James McAnally, # 11 Exhibit 9: Declaration of Marques Banks, # 12 Exhibit 10: Declaration of Nile McClain, # 13 Summons Dotson, # 14 Summons Belmar, # 15 Summons johnson, # 16 Exhibit 12: Exhibit List)(Harvey, Thomas) (Entered: 12/08/2014)

1 Original Filing Form

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2 Civil Cover Sheet

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3 Exhibit 1: Declaration of Maureen Costello

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4 Exhibit 2: Declaration of Kira Hudson Banks

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5 Exhibit 3: Declaration of Brittany Ferrell

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6 Exhibit 4: Declaration of Steven Hoffman

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7 Exhibit 5: Declaration of Kelly Costello

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8 Exhibit 6: Declaration of Alexis Templeton

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9 Exhibit 7: Affidavit of Suzanne Brown

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10 Exhibit 8: Declaration of James McAnally

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11 Exhibit 9: Declaration of Marques Banks

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12 Exhibit 10: Declaration of Nile McClain

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13 Summons Dotson

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14 Summons Belmar

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15 Summons johnson

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16 Exhibit 12: Exhibit List

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Dec. 8, 2014

Dec. 8, 2014

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Case Opening Notification

Dec. 9, 2014

Dec. 9, 2014

PACER
2

MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by Plaintiffs Kira Banks, Maureen Costello, Brittany Ferrell, Steven Hoffman, Nile McClain, Alexis Templeton. (Harvey, Thomas) (Entered: 12/09/2014)

Dec. 9, 2014

Dec. 9, 2014

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MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion re 2 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by Plaintiffs Kira Banks, Maureen Costello, Brittany Ferrell, Steven Hoffman, Nile McClain, Alexis Templeton. (Harvey, Thomas) (Entered: 12/09/2014)

Dec. 9, 2014

Dec. 9, 2014

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Case Opening Notification: Judge Assigned: U.S. District Judge Carol E. Jackson. Attorney contacted re: Notice of Process Server and updating address in system. Summons will issue when Notice is filed. (BAK)

Dec. 9, 2014

Dec. 9, 2014

PACER
4

MEMORANDUM by Plaintiffs Kira Hudson Banks, Maureen Costello, Brittany Ferrell, Steven Hoffman, Nile McClain, Alexis Templeton. (Harvey, Thomas) (Entered: 12/09/2014)

Dec. 9, 2014

Dec. 9, 2014

PACER
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NOTICE OF PROCESS SERVER by Plaintiffs Kira Hudson Banks, Maureen Costello, Brittany Ferrell, Steven Hoffman, Nile McClain, Alexis Templeton Process Server: William Stage (Harvey, Thomas) (Entered: 12/09/2014)

Dec. 9, 2014

Dec. 9, 2014

PACER

Summons Issued

Dec. 10, 2014

Dec. 10, 2014

PACER

Summons Issued as to defendant Jon Belmar, Sam Dotson, Ronald Johnson. The summons were emailed to attorney Thomas B. Harvey. (BAK)

Dec. 10, 2014

Dec. 10, 2014

PACER

Receipt

Dec. 10, 2014

Dec. 10, 2014

PACER
6

ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this matter is set for hearing on plaintiffs motion for temporary restraining order on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14 North. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that counsel for plaintiffs shall provide notice of the hearing to defendants. Motion Hearing set for 12/11/2014 09:00 AM in Courtroom 14N before District Judge Carol E. Jackson. Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 12/10/2014. (KMS) (Entered: 12/10/2014)

Dec. 10, 2014

Dec. 10, 2014

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ENTRY of Appearance by Brendan D. Roediger for Plaintiffs Kira Hudson Banks, Maureen Costello, Brittany Ferrell, Steven Hoffman, Nile McClain, Alexis Templeton. (Roediger, Brendan) (Entered: 12/10/2014)

Dec. 10, 2014

Dec. 10, 2014

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Receipt 4644046927 in the amount of $100.00 for PRO HAC VICE on behalf of Denise Debra Lieberman (CCAM)

Dec. 10, 2014

Dec. 10, 2014

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Denise D. Lieberman. The Certificate of Good Standing was not attached.(Filing fee $100) by Plaintiffs Kira Hudson Banks, Maureen Costello, Brittany Ferrell, Steven Hoffman, Nile McClain, Alexis Templeton. (KMS) (Additional attachment(s) added on 12/11/2014: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing) (KKS). Modified on 12/11/2014 (KKS). (Entered: 12/11/2014)

1 Certificate of Good Standing

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Dec. 10, 2014

Dec. 10, 2014

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ENTRY of Appearance by Christine L. Hodzic for Defendant Sam Dotson. (Hodzic, Christine) (Entered: 12/11/2014)

Dec. 11, 2014

Dec. 11, 2014

PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Carol E. Jackson: Motion Hearing held on 12/11/2014 re 2 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by Nile McClain, Brittany Ferrell, Alexis Templeton, Maureen Costello, Steven Hoffman, Kira Hudson Banks. Arguments heard; testimony heard; The Court rules from the bench; The TRO is Granted in Part; Order to issue; The Court believes a bond is not necessary. (Court Reporter:Susan Moran.) (FTR Gold: No.) (KMS) (Entered: 12/11/2014)

Dec. 11, 2014

Dec. 11, 2014

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11

CLERKS WITNESS LIST as to the TRO. (KMS) (Entered: 12/11/2014)

Dec. 11, 2014

Dec. 11, 2014

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TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the motion of the plaintiffs for a temporary restraining order [Doc. #2] is granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that defendants Sam Dotson, Jon Belmar, and Ronald Johnson, and their agents, servants, employees, and representatives, are hereby enjoined from enforcing any rule, policy, or practice that grants law enforcement officials the authority or discretion to: (1) utilize tear gas, inert smoke, pepper gas, or other chemical agents (collectively, chemical agents) for the purpose of dispersing groups of individuals who are engaged in peaceful, non-criminal activity in the City of St. Louis or in the County of St. Louis (a) without first issuing clear and unambiguous warnings that such chemical agents will be utilized; (b) without providing the individuals sufficient opportunity to heed the warnings and exit the area; (c) without minimizing the impact of such chemical agents on individuals who are complying with lawful law enforcement commands; and (d) without ensuring that there is a means of safe egress from the area that is available to the individuals; and (2) utilize chemical agents on individuals engaged in peaceful, non-criminal activity in the City of St. Louis or in the County of St. Louis for the purpose of frightening them or punishing them for exercising their constitutional rights. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the plaintiffs will not be required to post a bond or other security. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this matter is set for a preliminary injunction hearing on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 12/11/2014. (KMS) (Entered: 12/11/2014)

Dec. 11, 2014

Dec. 11, 2014

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13

ENTRY of Appearance by Michael A. Shuman for Defendant Jon Belmar. (Shuman, Michael) (Entered: 12/12/2014)

Dec. 12, 2014

Dec. 12, 2014

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14

ENTRY of Appearance by Michael E. Hughes for Defendant Jon Belmar. (Hughes, Michael) (Entered: 12/12/2014)

Dec. 12, 2014

Dec. 12, 2014

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15

Docket Text ORDER Re: 8 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Denise D. Lieberman.(Filing fee $100) by Plaintiffs Kira Hudson Banks, Maureen Costello, Brittany Ferrell, Steven Hoffman, Nile McClain, Alexis Templeton. (KMS) (Additional attachment(s) added on 12/11/2014: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing) (KKS) ; ORDERED GRANTED. Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 12/12/2014. (KMS) (Entered: 12/12/2014)

Dec. 12, 2014

Dec. 12, 2014

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16

ENTRY of Appearance by J. Brent Dulle for Defendant Sam Dotson. (Dulle, J.) (Entered: 12/15/2014)

Dec. 15, 2014

Dec. 15, 2014

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17

ENTRY of Appearance by Mark Lawson for Defendant Sam Dotson. (Lawson, Mark) (Entered: 12/19/2014)

Dec. 19, 2014

Dec. 19, 2014

PACER
18

MOTION to Vacate by Defendant Jon Belmar. (Shuman, Michael) (Entered: 12/19/2014)

Dec. 19, 2014

Dec. 19, 2014

PACER
19

MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion re 18 MOTION to Vacate filed by Defendant Jon Belmar. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Executive Order 14-14)(Shuman, Michael) (Entered: 12/19/2014)

1 Exhibit Executive Order 14-14

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Dec. 19, 2014

Dec. 19, 2014

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20

MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by Defendant Sam Dotson. (Dulle, J.) (Entered: 12/19/2014)

Dec. 19, 2014

Dec. 19, 2014

PACER
21

MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion re 20 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Defendant Sam Dotson. (Dulle, J.) (Entered: 12/19/2014)

Dec. 19, 2014

Dec. 19, 2014

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22

MOTION to Quash Defendant Belmar's Notices of Deposition by Plaintiffs Kira Hudson Banks, Maureen Costello, Brittany Ferrell, Steven Hoffman, Nile McClain, Alexis Templeton. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A: Notice of Deposition of Alexis Templeton, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B: Notice of Deposition of James McAnally, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C: Notice of Deposition of Marques Banks, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit D: Notice of Deposition of Nile McClain, # 5 Exhibit Notice of Deposition of Steven Hoffman)(Roediger, Brendan) (Entered: 12/22/2014)

1 Exhibit Exhibit A: Notice of Deposition of Alexis Templeton

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2 Exhibit Exhibit B: Notice of Deposition of James McAnally

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3 Exhibit Exhibit C: Notice of Deposition of Marques Banks

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4 Exhibit Exhibit D: Notice of Deposition of Nile McClain

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5 Exhibit Notice of Deposition of Steven Hoffman

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Dec. 22, 2014

Dec. 22, 2014

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23

MOTION to Expedite Discovery by Defendant Jon Belmar. (Hughes, Michael) (Entered: 12/22/2014)

Dec. 22, 2014

Dec. 22, 2014

PACER
24

ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiffs shall respond to the motion of defendant Jon Belmar for expedited discovery no later than December 29, 2014. Response to Court due by 12/29/2014. Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 12/23/14. (JAB) (Entered: 12/23/2014)

Dec. 23, 2014

Dec. 23, 2014

PACER
25

ENTRY of Appearance by Robert J. Isaacson for Defendant Ronald Johnson. (Isaacson, Robert) (Entered: 12/23/2014)

Dec. 23, 2014

Dec. 23, 2014

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26

ENTRY of Appearance by Colleen Joern Vetter for Defendant Ronald Johnson. (Vetter, Colleen) (Entered: 12/23/2014)

Dec. 23, 2014

Dec. 23, 2014

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27

TRANSCRIPT of 10 (Temporary Restraining Order) held on 12/11/14 before Judge Jackson. Court Reporter/Transcriber Susan Moran, Susan_Moran@moed.uscourts.gov, 314-244-7983. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 1/13/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 1/23/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 3/23/2015. (JAB) (Entered: 12/23/2014)

Dec. 23, 2014

Dec. 23, 2014

PACER
28

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 20 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Plaintiffs Kira Hudson Banks, Maureen Costello, Brittany Ferrell, Steven Hoffman, Nile McClain, Alexis Templeton. (Roediger, Brendan) (Entered: 12/26/2014)

Dec. 26, 2014

Dec. 26, 2014

PACER
29

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 18 MOTION to Vacate filed by Plaintiffs Kira Hudson Banks, Maureen Costello, Brittany Ferrell, Steven Hoffman, Nile McClain, Alexis Templeton. (Roediger, Brendan) (Entered: 12/26/2014)

Dec. 26, 2014

Dec. 26, 2014

PACER
30

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 23 MOTION to Expedite Discovery filed by Plaintiffs Kira Hudson Banks, Maureen Costello, Brittany Ferrell, Steven Hoffman, Nile McClain, Alexis Templeton. (Roediger, Brendan) (Entered: 12/29/2014)

Dec. 29, 2014

Dec. 29, 2014

PACER
31

REPLY to Response to Motion re 23 MOTION to Expedite Discovery Reply to Plaintiffs Opposition to Belmar's Motion for Expedited Discovery filed by Defendant Jon Belmar. (Hughes, Michael) (Main Document 31 replaced on 12/31/2014 for attorney's signature) (JAB). (Entered: 12/30/2014)

Dec. 30, 2014

Dec. 30, 2014

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32

MOTION to Dismiss Case by Defendant Ronald Johnson. (Isaacson, Robert) (Entered: 12/31/2014)

Dec. 31, 2014

Dec. 31, 2014

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33

MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion re 32 MOTION to Dismiss Case filed by Defendant Ronald Johnson. (Isaacson, Robert) (Entered: 12/31/2014)

Dec. 31, 2014

Dec. 31, 2014

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34

ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the motion of defendant Jon Belmar to vacate the temporary restraining order and further proceedings as moot [Doc. #18] is denied. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the motion of defendant Sam Dotson to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction based on mootness [Doc. #20] is denied. Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 1/5/2015. (KMS) (Entered: 01/05/2015)

Jan. 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

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35

ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the motion of defendant Ronald Johnson to dismiss for failure to state a claim, to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction based on mootness, and to vacate the temporary restraining order [Doc. #32] is denied. Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 1/5/2015. (KMS) (Entered: 01/05/2015)

Jan. 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

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36

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the motion of defendant Jon Belmar for expedited discovery [Doc. # 23] is denied. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the plaintiffs motion to quash deposition notices [Doc. # 22] is granted. Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 1/5/2015. (KMS) (Entered: 01/05/2015)

Jan. 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Carol E. Jackson held on 1/6/2015. Parties present for a preliminary injunction hearing; Parties request a continuance; The Court grants the request; The TRO is extended; The preliminary injunction hearing will be continued for 45 days. Order to issue. (Court Reporter:Susan Moran.) (FTR Gold: No.) (KMS) (Entered: 01/06/2015)

Jan. 6, 2015

Jan. 6, 2015

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ORDER: By consent of the parties and for good cause shown, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the hearing on plaintiffs motion for a preliminary injunction is continued to Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the temporary restraining order entered on December 11, 2014, is extended and remains in effect. Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 1/6/2015. (KMS) (Entered: 01/06/2015)

Jan. 6, 2015

Jan. 6, 2015

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39

ANSWER to Complaint by Jon Belmar.(Shuman, Michael) (Entered: 01/12/2015)

Jan. 12, 2015

Jan. 12, 2015

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40

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint,,, by Defendant Ronald Johnson. (Isaacson, Robert) (Entered: 01/20/2015)

Jan. 20, 2015

Jan. 20, 2015

PACER
41

Docket Text ORDER: GRANTING 40 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint,,, by Defendant Ronald Johnson. (Isaacson, Robert) filed by Ronald Johnson. Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 1/21/15. (JAB) (Entered: 01/21/2015)

Jan. 21, 2015

Jan. 21, 2015

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42

ANSWER to 1 Complaint,,, by Ronald Johnson.(Isaacson, Robert) (Entered: 01/27/2015)

Jan. 27, 2015

Jan. 27, 2015

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43

MOTION for Leave to File Answer to First Amended Complaint by Defendant Sam Dotson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Answer)(Lawson, Mark) (Entered: 01/29/2015)

1 Exhibit Answer

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Jan. 29, 2015

Jan. 29, 2015

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Docket Text ORDER Re: 43 MOTION for Leave to File Answer to First Amended Complaint by Defendant Sam Dotson ; ORDERED GRANTED. Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 1/30/2015. (KMS) (Entered: 01/30/2015)

Jan. 30, 2015

Jan. 30, 2015

PACER
45

ANSWER to 1 Complaint by Sam Dotson.(KMS) (Entered: 01/30/2015)

Jan. 30, 2015

Jan. 30, 2015

PACER
46

ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the hearing on plaintiffs motion for a preliminary injunction is rescheduled to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 2/12/2015. (KMS) (Entered: 02/12/2015)

Feb. 12, 2015

Feb. 12, 2015

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47

Joint MOTION to Continue Hearing on Plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Plaintiffs Kira Hudson Banks, Maureen Costello, Brittany Ferrell, Steven Hoffman, Nile McClain, Alexis Templeton. (Harvey, Thomas) (Entered: 02/20/2015)

Feb. 20, 2015

Feb. 20, 2015

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ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the joint motion to continue the preliminary injunction hearing [Doc. # 47] is granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the preliminary injunction hearing is continued to Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the temporary restraining order entered on December 11, 2014, is extended and remains in effect. Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 2/25/2015. (KMS) (Entered: 02/25/2015)

Feb. 25, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015

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49

Joint MOTION to Dismiss Case Pursuant to Settlement by Plaintiffs Kira Hudson Banks, Maureen Costello, Brittany Ferrell, Steven Hoffman, Nile McClain, Alexis Templeton. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Judgment of Dismissal Pursuant to Settlement)(Roediger, Brendan) (Entered: 03/25/2015)

1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Judgment of Dismissal Pursuant to Settlement

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March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015

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50

ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that parties joint motion to dismiss [Doc. # 49 ] is granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall make an entry in the docket record reflecting the dismissal of this action with prejudice. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A)(ii). The Court will retain jurisdiction for the sole purpose of determining whether the settlement should be enforced upon motion of any party. Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 3/26/15. (JAB) (Entered: 03/26/2015)

March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

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Case Details

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Policing

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 8, 2014

Closing Date: 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs are residents of St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ArchCity Defenders

Advancement Project

Legal Services/Legal Aid

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

County of St. Louis (St. Louis, St. Louis), County

Missouri, State

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Freedom of speech/association

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 7500

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Aggressive behavior

Confinement/isolation

Excessive force

Pepper/OC spray

Restraints : chemical

Restraints : physical

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