Case: United States v. Police Department of Baltimore City

1:17-cv-00099 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Jan. 12, 2017

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Case Summary

On January 12, 2017, the United States of America filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Alleging a pattern or practice of conduct by law enforcement officers in deprivation of people's rights under the United States Constitution and federal laws, the United States brought this action against the Police Department of Baltimore City and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. …

On January 12, 2017, the United States of America filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Alleging a pattern or practice of conduct by law enforcement officers in deprivation of people's rights under the United States Constitution and federal laws, the United States brought this action against the Police Department of Baltimore City and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. § 14141, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d, the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. § 3789d, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131–12134.

The action was brought following an investigation by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). In May 2015, the DOJ opened an investigation into the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) after Baltimore city officials and community members voiced concerns about possible unlawful police practices. On August 10, 2016, the DOJ released its findings. The DOJ concluded that there was reasonable cause to believe that BPD engaged in patterns and practices that violated individuals' rights under the First and Fourth Amendments and federal anti-discrimination laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the DOJ noted BPD’s use of excessive force, retaliation, and unconstitutional stops, searches, and arrests. The DOJ also summarized how BPD’s policies and procedures disparately impacted African Americans. Additionally, the report highlighted how BPD infringed on individuals’ First Amendment right to free expression, engaged in gender-biased policing when investigating sexual assaults, and used unreasonable force against those with mental health disabilities in violation of the ADA. These problems developed from poor training, policies, supervision, and accountability measures. The report emphasized the importance of rebuilding trust within the community and including Baltimore citizens in the reform process.

In response to the DOJ’s findings, BPD and the City of Baltimore entered into an Agreement in Principle to work on creating a judicially-enforced consent decree that would help resolve the problems uncovered during the DOJ investigation. The Agreement in Principle outlined several key areas that the future consent decree should address, including: policies, training, data collection, and analysis; technology and infrastructure; officer support; and community policing strategies. On January 12, 2017, the same day that the United States filed its complaint with the district court, the parties filed a proposed consent decree and a joint motion for settlement and entry of the agreement.

The court (Judge James K. Bredar) provided an opportunity for public comment on the proposed consent decree and held a fairness hearing. During the hearing, held on February 1, 2017, the government asked for more time to consider the proposed consent decree, presumably in light of the change in administration, requesting additional time to “assess whether and how the provisions of the proposed consent decree interact with [certain post-agreement] directives of the President and the Attorney General." The Trump Administration did not want to continue enforcing many consent decrees, a stance that was made official by Attorney General Sessions' November 2018 memo. Judge Bredar's order entering the consent decree found this "problematic," stating that it:

"would be extraordinary for the Court to permit one side to unilaterally amend an agreement already jointly reached and signed. Moreover, early in the Court's review of the joint motion, but after the new administration was in office in Washington, the Government affirmed its commitment to this draft and urged the Court to sign it. The Defendants, for their part, continue to urge entry of the proposed decree, consistent with the earlier joint submission. As between the parties, this case is settled."
The court entered and approved the consent decree on April 7, 2017, retaining jurisdiction over the consent decree until its termination. 249 F.Supp.3d 816.

According to the consent decree's terms, it terminates upon the court's determination that the defendants have achieved full and effective compliance, and have (a) maintained such compliance for one year in the areas of the community oversight task force; interactions with youth; transportation; First Amendment; technology; and coordination with school police; and (b) have maintained such compliance for two years in the areas of community policing and engagement; stops, searches, arrests, and voluntary police-community interactions; impartial policing; responding to and interacting with people with behavioral health disabilities or in crisis; use of force; handling of reports of sexual assault; supervision; misconduct investigations and discipline; and recruitment, hiring, and retention.

On October 3, 2017, the court approved the appointment of Kenneth Thompson as the independent monitor of the consent decree. 282 F.Supp.3d 897. Over the next year, the monitoring team worked with the parties to develop a monitoring plan, and the court held quarterly public hearings and approved certain minor modifications to the consent decree, mostly in respect to deadlines. See, e.g., 290 F.Supp.3d 420 (D. Md. 2018). The first public hearing to review progress toward “full and effective compliance” with the Consent Decree was held on April 13, 2018.

The monitoring team submitted its first semiannual report on July 18, 2018, the contents of which were discussed during a July 26, 2018 quarterly hearing. Much of the first year under the consent decree was devoted to establishing an implementation plan, so the monitor's first semiannual report found that it was too early in the reform process to gauge BPD’s progress toward satisfying the vast majority of the Consent Decree’s requirements, because BPD was still in the preliminary, preparatory stage of reform. For example, BPD had not yet finished revising its policies, much less implementing and training officers on them.

The monitor did express a primary concern that, "although BPD and City leadership are, to their credit, fully committed to reform, it is not yet apparent whether BPD has the capacity to implement the linchpin requirements of the Consent Decree." Notable elements of the report included its emphasis on the need for structural reform of BPD's Office of Professional Responsibility, finding that BPD needed to revamp OPR's basic operational model to improve the fairness, objectivity, thoroughness, and timeliness of its investigations.

The monitor also highlighted the pressing need for a disciplinary system, finding BPD’s system for holding officers accountable for misconduct to be "broken." The report also outlined BPD's response in the aftermath of the shooting of a BPD detective, who was found dead in the Harlem Park neighborhood of Baltimore. The monitoring team conducted an independent review of the BPD's response to the shooting, noting that while it was too early to be a reflection on compliance, the BPD's actions did raise some serious concerns and would provide a vital learning opportunity to the BPD going forward. In evaluating the BPD's conduct in establishing and enforcing a perimeter around the neighborhood, the monitoring team had concerns about whether BPD command staff and supervisory officers were adequately ensuring adherence to Fourth Amendment requirements and corresponding consent decree provisions. The monitor found the response to the shooting to confirm the need for a culture change within BPD around stops, searches, and arrests.

Over the years, the monitoring team has continued to file semiannual reports. The City has also filed regular updates on the status of its compliance with the consent decree.

In September of 2020, the monitoring team filed a "First Comprehensive Re-Assessment," in which it examined the City and BPD's progress towards compliance. Overall, the monitor opined that "the consent decree is working as designed," but that the City and BPD's work "have not yet translated into consistent, observable change on the street." The monitor also lauded changes to BPD's training programs, but noted that its accountability for officers and community policing were "challenges" for the department. In particular, the monitor criticized the quality of BPD's internal investigations, noting that many investigations were "poor quality," were not finished in the relevant time frame, and "administratively closed" in violated o the consent decree. However, the monitor expressed confidence in the new Police Commissioner Michael Harrison.

The next, and most recent, semiannual report was filed by the monitor in May of 2021. The monitoring team's top line finding was that "achieving Consent Decree compliance is no longer merely aspirational, it is plausible." The monitor praised BPD's adoption of new technology for a variety of purposes. However, it also noted the hard work ahead of the BPD before compliance could be achieved and described the process towards compliance as a "long arc."

As of September 2021, monitoring and implementation of the consent decree remains active, with regular filings on the docket by the City and the monitor. The case remains open.

Summary Authors

Amelia Huckins (2/12/2017)

Sarah McDonald (8/21/2018)

Jonah Hudson-Erdman (9/9/2021)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4566943/parties/united-states-v-baltimore-police-department/


Judge(s)

Bredar, James Kelleher (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aguirre, Beatriz (District of Columbia)

Cheema, Puneet (District of Columbia)

Coe, Cynthia (District of Columbia)

Cooper, David G (District of Columbia)

Gore, John M. (District of Columbia)

Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)

Harris, Curtis (District of Columbia)

Johnston, Maureen (District of Columbia)

Keller, Emily C (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Bredar, James Kelleher (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aguirre, Beatriz (District of Columbia)

Cheema, Puneet (District of Columbia)

Coe, Cynthia (District of Columbia)

Cooper, David G (District of Columbia)

Gore, John M. (District of Columbia)

Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)

Harris, Curtis (District of Columbia)

Johnston, Maureen (District of Columbia)

Keller, Emily C (District of Columbia)

Moossy, Robert J. (District of Columbia)

Mygatt, Timothy D (District of Columbia)

Patrie, Aparna (District of Columbia)

Porter, Forestine Nicole (District of Columbia)

Riaz, Syeda Mehveen (District of Columbia)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Ryals, Stephen M. (Missouri)

Shandell, Alexandra L. (District of Columbia)

Songer, Michael J. (District of Columbia)

Wayne, Seth (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Adegbile, Debo Patrick (New York)

Amato, Natalie Rose (Maryland)

Beck, Daniel C (Pennsylvania)

Blumer, Kristin Elizabeth (Maryland)

Davis, Andre Maurice (Maryland)

Gurney, Brent J. (District of Columbia)

Harding, Kay Natalie (Maryland)

Marrow, Glenn Todd (Maryland)

Moore, Dana Petersen (Maryland)

Nilson, George A. (Maryland)

Ralph, David E. (Maryland)

Sangree, Suzanne (Maryland)

Shea, James L Sr (Maryland)

Walden, Elisabeth (Maryland)

Other Attorney(s)

Dixon, Monique (District of Columbia)

Rosenthal, Seth (District of Columbia)

Thompson, Kenneth L (Maryland)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:17-cv-00099

Docket [PACER]

United States of America v. Baltimore Police Department

Sept. 8, 2021

Sept. 8, 2021

Docket

Press Release

DOJ Investigation of Baltimore Police Department

No Court

May 8, 2016

May 8, 2016

Press Release

Agreement in Principle Between The United States and the City of Baltimore Regarding the Baltimore City Police Department

DOJ Investigation of Baltimore Police Department

No Court

Aug. 9, 2016

Aug. 9, 2016

Settlement Agreement

Resumen Ejecutivo [Executive Summary (Spanish)]

DOJ Investigation of Baltimore Police Department

No Court

Aug. 10, 2016

Aug. 10, 2016

Other

Executive Summary

DOJ Investigation of the Baltimore Police Department

No Court

Aug. 10, 2016

Aug. 10, 2016

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Findings Letter from Department of Justice

DOJ Investigation of Baltimore Police Department

No Court

Aug. 10, 2016

Aug. 10, 2016

Findings Letter/Report

Re: Investigation of the Baltimore Police Department

DOJ Investigation of the Baltimore Police Department

No Court

Aug. 10, 2016

Aug. 10, 2016

Findings Letter/Report

Press Release [Discussing Findings Letter from DOJ]

DOJ Investigation of Baltimore Police Department

No Court

Aug. 10, 2016

Aug. 10, 2016

Findings Letter/Report

Press Release

DOJ Investigation of Baltimore Police Department

No Court

Aug. 10, 2016

Aug. 10, 2016

Press Release
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1:17-cv-00099

Complaint

U.S. v. Police Department of Baltimore City

Jan. 12, 2017

Jan. 12, 2017

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4566943/united-states-v-baltimore-police-department/

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
2

Joint MOTION for Settlement Entry of Consent Decree by United States Department of Justice (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Memorandum in Support of Joint Motion, # 2 Exhibit A)(Wayne, Seth) (Entered: 01/12/2017)

1 Supplement Memorandum in Support of Joint Motion

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2 Exhibit A

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Jan. 12, 2017

Jan. 12, 2017

PACER
1

COMPLAINT against Baltimore Police Department, Mayor of Baltimore City and City Council filed by United States Department of Justice.(Wayne, Seth) (Entered: 01/12/2017)

Jan. 12, 2017

Jan. 12, 2017

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3

NOTICE of Appearance by David E Ralph on behalf of Mayor of Baltimore City and City Council (Ralph, David) (Entered: 01/17/2017)

Jan. 17, 2017

Jan. 17, 2017

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LETTER ORDER SETTING IN HEARING AND SETTING AGENDA FOR HEARING. Hearing is set in for January 24, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 1A. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 1/18/2017. (vdcs, Chambers) (Entered: 01/18/2017)

Jan. 18, 2017

Jan. 18, 2017

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6

NOTICE by United States of America re 2 Joint MOTION for Settlement Entry of Consent Decree Joint Notice of Errata (Wayne, Seth) (Entered: 01/18/2017)

Jan. 18, 2017

Jan. 18, 2017

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5

NOTICE of Appearance by Suzanne Sangree on behalf of Mayor of Baltimore City and City Council (Sangree, Suzanne) (Entered: 01/18/2017)

Jan. 18, 2017

Jan. 18, 2017

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4

NOTICE of Appearance by Glenn Todd Marrow on behalf of Baltimore Police Department (Marrow, Glenn) (Entered: 01/18/2017)

Jan. 18, 2017

Jan. 18, 2017

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8

NOTICE of Appearance by Maureen Johnston on behalf of United States of America (Johnston, Maureen) (Entered: 01/19/2017)

Jan. 19, 2017

Jan. 19, 2017

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10

ORDER granting 9 Motion for Continuance of Initial Hearing. The hearing is postponed until Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 1/20/2017 (cags, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/20/2017)

Jan. 20, 2017

Jan. 20, 2017

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9

MOTION to Continue Initial Hearing by United States of America(Wayne, Seth) (Entered: 01/20/2017)

Jan. 20, 2017

Jan. 20, 2017

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11

NOTICE of Appearance by Timothy Donald Mygatt on behalf of United States of America (Mygatt, Timothy) (Entered: 01/27/2017)

Jan. 27, 2017

Jan. 27, 2017

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12

NOTICE of Appearance by Brent J Gurney on behalf of Mayor of Baltimore City and City Council (Gurney, Brent) (Entered: 01/31/2017)

Jan. 31, 2017

Jan. 31, 2017

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13

Consent Decree Hearing held on 2/1/2017 before Judge James K. Bredar.(Court Reporter: Christine Asif) (mds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/01/2017)

Feb. 1, 2017

Feb. 1, 2017

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15

NOTICE by United States of America re 2 Joint MOTION for Settlement Entry of Consent Decree Joint Motion to Supplement Proposed Consent Decree (Wayne, Seth) (Entered: 02/10/2017)

Feb. 10, 2017

Feb. 10, 2017

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14

Supplemental to Proposed Consent Decree (Timeline of Requirements) (Wayne, Seth) (Entered: 02/10/2017)

Feb. 10, 2017

Feb. 10, 2017

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16

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST by United States of America for proceedings held on 02-1-2017 before Judge James K. Bredar.(Johnston, Maureen) (Entered: 02/13/2017)

Feb. 13, 2017

Feb. 13, 2017

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17

ORDER Soliciting Public Comment, Setting a Public Fairness Hearing and Establishing Related Procedures. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 2/15/2017. (bas, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/15/2017)

Feb. 15, 2017

Feb. 15, 2017

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18

PAPERLESS ORDER : The Motion in ECF No. 15 is GRANTED, but only on condition that the proposed CONSENT DECREE is otherwise entered. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 3/8/2017. (vdcs, Chambers) (Entered: 03/08/2017)

March 8, 2017

March 8, 2017

PACER
19

Public Comment re: Proposed Consent Decree (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Compilation of Public Comments)(Johnston, Maureen) (Entered: 03/14/2017)

1 Supplement Compilation of Public Comments

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March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017

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20

NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 2/1/2017, before Judge James K. Bredar. Court Reporter/Transcriber Christine T. Asif, Telephone number 410-962-9942. Total number of pages filed: 137. 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 from the Court Reporter or through PACER. Redaction Request due 4/10/2017. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/19/2017. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 6/19/2017.(ca, Court Reporter) (Entered: 03/19/2017)

March 19, 2017

March 19, 2017

PACER
21

Public Comment re: Proposed Consent Decree (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Attachment With Supplemental Comments)(Wayne, Seth) (Entered: 03/21/2017)

1 Appendix Attachment With Supplemental Comments

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March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017

PACER
22

NOTICE of Appearance by Puneet Cheema on behalf of United States of America (Cheema, Puneet) (Entered: 03/28/2017)

March 28, 2017

March 28, 2017

RECAP
23

MOTION to Continue Public Fairness Hearing by United States of America (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1: Memorandum for Heads of Department Components and United States Attorneys)(Wayne, Seth) (Entered: 04/03/2017)

1 Exhibit Exhibit 1: Memorandum for Heads of Department Components and United Stat

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April 3, 2017

April 3, 2017

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24

RESPONSE in Opposition re 23 MOTION to Continue Public Fairness Hearing filed by Baltimore Police Department, Mayor of Baltimore City and City Council.(Ralph, David) (Entered: 04/04/2017)

April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017

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25

ORDER denying 23 Motion to Continue Public Fairness Hearing. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 4/5/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/05/2017)

April 5, 2017

April 5, 2017

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37

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Todd Cox, Esq. (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-6594378.) by Community Churches for Community Development, Inc., Ralph Eugene Moore, Jr(Dixon, Monique) (Entered: 04/06/2017)

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

PACER
36

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Rachel M. Kleinman, Esq. (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-6594376.) by Community Churches for Community Development, Inc., Ralph Eugene Moore, Jr(Dixon, Monique) (Entered: 04/06/2017)

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

PACER
35

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Jin Hee Lee, Esq. (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-6594374.) by Community Churches for Community Development, Inc., Ralph Eugene Moore, Jr(Dixon, Monique) (Entered: 04/06/2017)

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

PACER
34

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Janai S. Nelson, Esq. (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-6594372.) by Community Churches for Community Development, Inc., Ralph Eugene Moore, Jr(Dixon, Monique) (Entered: 04/06/2017)

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

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33

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Christina A. Swarns, Esq. (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-6594357.) by Community Churches for Community Development, Inc., Ralph Eugene Moore, Jr(Dixon, Monique) (Entered: 04/06/2017)

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

PACER
32

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Sherrilyn Ifill, Esq. (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-6594356.) by Community Churches for Community Development, Inc., Ralph Eugene Moore, Jr(Dixon, Monique) (Entered: 04/06/2017)

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

PACER
31

Corrected/Amended MOTION to Intervene by Community Churches for Community Development, Inc., Ralph Eugene Moore, Jr (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Memorandum in Support of Motion to Intervene, # 2 Exhibit Proposed Complaint, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Dixon, Monique) Modified on 4/7/2017 (kw2s, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 04/06/2017)

2 Exhibit Proposed Complaint

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3 Text of Proposed Order

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April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

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30

(FILED IN ERROR PER COUNSEL) MOTION to Intervene by Community Churches for Community Development, Inc., Ralph Eugene Moore, Jr (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Memorandum in Support of Motion to Intervene, # 2 Exhibit Proposed Complaint, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Dixon, Monique) Modified on 4/7/2017 (kw2s, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 04/06/2017)

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

PACER
29

NOTICE of Appearance by Monique L Dixon on behalf of Community Churches for Community Development, Inc., Ralph Eugene Moore, Jr (Dixon, Monique) (Entered: 04/06/2017)

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

PACER
28

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Debo P. Adegbile (Filing fee $100, receipt number 0416-6594160.) by Mayor of Baltimore City and City Council(Gurney, Brent) (Entered: 04/06/2017)

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

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27

Public Hearing held on 4/6/2017 before Judge James K. Bredar.(Court Reporter: Christine Asif) (mds, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/06/2017)

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

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26

NOTICE of Appearance of John Gore on behalf of the United States of America (cags, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/06/2017)

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

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39

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER Denying the Government's oral request for a thirty-day delay in entry of the Consent Decree. Granting 2 Joint Motion for Entry of Consent Decree. The Consent Decree (ECF No. 2-2), as modified herein by the Court, is APPROVED AND ENTERED as an ORDER of the Court. The Court shall RETAIN jurisdiction over the case until the Consent Decree is terminated. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 4/7/2017. (cags, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/07/2017)

April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

RECAP
38

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 28 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Debo P Adegbile. Directing attorney Debo P Adegbile to register online for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/electronic-case-filing-registration. Signed by Clerk on 4/7/2017. (srd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/07/2017)

April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

PACER
42

ORDER re: Updating the Timeline on an Ongoing basis. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 4/10/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/11/2017)

April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

PACER
41

PAPERLESS ORDER denying as moot motions for admission pro hac vice 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, and 37 . Signed by Clerk on 4/10/2017. (srd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/10/2017)

April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

PACER
40

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER denying 31 Corrected/Amended MOTION to Intervene. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 4/7/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/10/2017)

April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

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43

NOTICE by United States of America Updated Consent Decree Timeline (Cheema, Puneet) (Entered: 04/21/2017)

April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017

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44

NOTICE of Appearance by Aparna Patrie on behalf of United States of America (Patrie, Aparna) (Entered: 04/24/2017)

April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

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46

ORDER granting 45 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Glenn Todd Marrow terminated. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 4/25/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/26/2017)

April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017

PACER
45

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Baltimore Police Department(Marrow, Glenn) (Entered: 04/25/2017)

April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017

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47

ORDER approving The Timeline to Be Updated. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 4/28/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/01/2017)

April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017

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48

NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel C Beck on behalf of Baltimore Police Department (Beck, Daniel) (Entered: 05/01/2017)

May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

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49

PAPERLESS ORDER: Counsel shall participate in a conference call at 2:30 today, June 12, 2017. The call shall be arranged for and initiated by counsel for Defendants. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 6/12/2017. (bpgs, Chambers) (Entered: 06/12/2017)

June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017

PACER
50

NOTICE by United States of America Joint Motion to Issue Notice Regarding Public Comment on Monitor Selection (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Notice Regarding Public Comment on Monitor Selection)(Wayne, Seth) (Entered: 06/13/2017)

1 Supplement Notice Regarding Public Comment on Monitor Selection

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June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017

PACER
51

ORDER re: Amendments to Proposed Notice. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 6/14/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/14/2017)

June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017

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54

AMENDED NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC COMMENT ON MONITOR SELECTION by United States of America (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/15/2017)

June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017

PACER
53

ORDER directing The Clerk to docket the AMENDED NOTICE (ECF No. 52-1) and to also post it on the Courts website. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 6/15/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/15/2017)

June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017

PACER
52

NOTICE by United States of America Amended Notice Regarding Public Comment on Monitor Selection (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Amended Notice)(Wayne, Seth) (Entered: 06/15/2017)

1 Supplement Amended Notice

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June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017

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56

MARGINAL ORDER APPROVING 55 Joint Stipulation to Amend Paragraph 11 of Consent Decree filed by United States of America. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 6/26/2017. (hmls, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 6/27/2017 (hmls, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 06/27/2017)

June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017

PACER
55

STIPULATION Joint Stipulation to Amend Paragraph 11 of Consent Decree by United States of America(Wayne, Seth) (Entered: 06/26/2017)

June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017

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57

NOTICE of Appearance by Elisabeth Walden on behalf of Baltimore Police Department (Walden, Elisabeth) (Entered: 07/14/2017)

July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017

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Status Conference

July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017

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Telephone Status Conference held on 7/20/2017 before Judge James K. Bredar. (hsgs, Deputy Clerk)

July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017

PACER
59

ORDERED that the parties proposed Notice for the docket (ECF No. 58-1) in fact be docketed, and that the public thereby be given notice, and that the parties publicize the poster version of the Notice, also supplied to the Court, as widely as they deem appropriate. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 7/21/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/24/2017)

July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

PACER
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NOTICE by United States of America Joint Motion to Issue Notice of Public Forums (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Notice Regarding Public Forums for Monitor Selection)(Wayne, Seth) (Entered: 07/21/2017)

1 Exhibit Notice Regarding Public Forums for Monitor Selection

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July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

PACER
61

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 60 Joint Motion for Extension of Time to Submit Proposed Independent Monitor. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 8/23/2017. (vdcs, Chambers) (Entered: 08/23/2017)

Aug. 23, 2017

Aug. 23, 2017

PACER
60

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to submit proposed monitor by United States of America(Cheema, Puneet) (Entered: 08/23/2017)

Aug. 23, 2017

Aug. 23, 2017

PACER
63

ORDER granting 62 Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Submit Proposed Independent Monitor. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 9/8/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/08/2017)

Sept. 8, 2017

Sept. 8, 2017

PACER
62

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Submit Proposed Independent Monitor by United States of America(Wayne, Seth) (Entered: 09/08/2017)

Sept. 8, 2017

Sept. 8, 2017

PACER
64

Joint MOTION for Other Relief to Appoint Independent Monitor by United States of America (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Cheema, Puneet) (Entered: 09/15/2017)

1 Exhibit A

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Sept. 15, 2017

Sept. 15, 2017

PACER
65

ORDER SETTING Date for Monitor Interviews. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 9/19/2017. (hmls, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/19/2017)

Sept. 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

PACER
66

NOTICE by United States of America Joint Notice of Errata (Wayne, Seth) (Entered: 09/20/2017)

Sept. 20, 2017

Sept. 20, 2017

PACER
67

NOTICE by United States of America re 66 Notice (Other) Exhibit A to Joint Notice of Errata (Wayne, Seth) (Entered: 09/21/2017)

Sept. 21, 2017

Sept. 21, 2017

PACER
68

ORDER granting 64 Joint MOTION for Other Relief to Appoint Independent Monitor. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 10/3/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 10/2/2017 (cags, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 10/03/2017)

Oct. 3, 2017

Oct. 3, 2017

PACER

Check

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER

Check Received on 10/12/2017 from the Baltimore Police Department. Check Number: 1540235. Amount: $1,475,000.00. (hmls, Deputy Clerk)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
70

NOTICE of Appearance by Kay Natalie Harding on behalf of Baltimore Police Department (Harding, Kay) (Entered: 10/19/2017)

Oct. 19, 2017

Oct. 19, 2017

PACER
69

NOTICE of Appearance by Andre M Davis on behalf of Baltimore Police Department, Mayor of Baltimore City and City Council (Davis, Andre) (Entered: 10/19/2017)

Oct. 19, 2017

Oct. 19, 2017

PACER
72

ORDER granting 71 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Seth Wayne terminated. Signed by Chief Judge James K. Bredar on 11/6/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/07/2017)

Nov. 6, 2017

Nov. 6, 2017

PACER
71

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by United States of America (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Johnston, Maureen) (Entered: 11/06/2017)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Nov. 6, 2017

Nov. 6, 2017

PACER
73

NOTICE of Appearance by Stephen M Ryals on behalf of United States of America (Ryals, Stephen) (Entered: 12/08/2017)

Dec. 8, 2017

Dec. 8, 2017

PACER
74

NOTICE by For BAPD The Independent Monitor RECOMMENDATION OF INDEPENDENT MONITOR (Rosenthal, Seth) (Entered: 12/12/2017)

Dec. 12, 2017

Dec. 12, 2017

PACER
75

ORDER approving 74 Notice (Other) filed by For BAPD The Independent Monitor. Signed by Chief Judge James K. Bredar on 12/13/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (c/e to S. Rosenthal & K. Thompson 12.13.17) (Entered: 12/13/2017)

Dec. 13, 2017

Dec. 13, 2017

PACER
76

ORDER approving the Monitoring Team's October 2017 Invoice. Signed by Chief Judge James K. Bredar on 12/19/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk)(copy to finance 12.20.17) (Entered: 12/20/2017)

Dec. 19, 2017

Dec. 19, 2017

PACER
78

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney Debo P. Adegbile by Mayor of Baltimore City and City Council (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Gurney, Brent) (Entered: 01/09/2018)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Jan. 9, 2018

Jan. 9, 2018

PACER
77

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Mayor of Baltimore City and City Council (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Gurney, Brent) (Entered: 01/09/2018)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Jan. 9, 2018

Jan. 9, 2018

PACER
80

ORDER granting 78 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Debo P Adegbile terminated. Signed by Chief Judge James K. Bredar on 1/9/2018. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/10/2018)

Jan. 10, 2018

Jan. 10, 2018

PACER
79

ORDER granting 77 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Brent J Gurney terminated. Signed by Chief Judge James K. Bredar on 1/9/2018. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/10/2018)

Jan. 10, 2018

Jan. 10, 2018

PACER

Check

Jan. 19, 2018

Jan. 19, 2018

PACER

Check Issued on 1/5/2018 to Venable LLP. Check Number: 79893619. Amount: $ 28,991.22. (hmls, Deputy Clerk)

Jan. 19, 2018

Jan. 19, 2018

PACER
82

ORDER approving the Monitoring Team's October-November 2017 Invoice. Signed by Chief Judge James K. Bredar on 1/26/2018. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk)(copy to finance 1/29/18) (Entered: 01/29/2018)

Jan. 26, 2018

Jan. 26, 2018

PACER
81

NOTICE by For BAPD The Independent Monitor Recommendation of Independent Monitor (Rosenthal, Seth) (Entered: 01/26/2018)

Jan. 26, 2018

Jan. 26, 2018

PACER
83

ORDER re: Establishing Time lines for Finalizing First-Year Budget and Monitoring Plan. Signed by Chief Judge James K. Bredar on 1/26/2018. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/29/2018)

Jan. 29, 2018

Jan. 29, 2018

PACER
84

SCHEDULING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge James K. Bredar on 1/31/2018. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/31/2018)

Jan. 31, 2018

Jan. 31, 2018

PACER
85

STIPULATION to Amend Paragraphs 14, 33, and 67 of the Consent Decree by United States of America(Johnston, Maureen) (Entered: 02/08/2018)

Feb. 8, 2018

Feb. 8, 2018

PACER

Check

Feb. 8, 2018

Feb. 8, 2018

PACER

Check Issued on 02/07/2018 to Venable LLP. Check Number: 81024916. Amount: $191,049.37. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk)

Feb. 8, 2018

Feb. 8, 2018

PACER
86

NOTICE by For BAPD The Independent Monitor Submission of First-Year Monitoring Plan for Approval (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit)(Rosenthal, Seth) (Entered: 02/09/2018)

1 Exhibit

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2 Exhibit

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Feb. 9, 2018

Feb. 9, 2018

PACER
90

NOTICE by For BAPD The Independent Monitor Submission of the Monitoring Team of the Proposed First-Year Budget (Attachments: # 1 Attachment A, # 2 Attachment B)(Rosenthal, Seth) (Entered: 02/14/2018)

1 Attachment A

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2 Attachment B

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Feb. 14, 2018

Feb. 14, 2018

PACER
89

ORDER re: Amending Consent Decree. Signed by Chief Judge James K. Bredar on 2/13/2018. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/14/2018)

Feb. 14, 2018

Feb. 14, 2018

PACER
88

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Chief Judge James K. Bredar on 2/13/2018. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/14/2018)

Feb. 14, 2018

Feb. 14, 2018

RECAP
87

ORDER approving the Monitoring Team's December 2017 invoice. Signed by Chief Judge James K. Bredar on 2/13/2018. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk)(copy to Finance 2.14.18) (Entered: 02/14/2018)

Feb. 14, 2018

Feb. 14, 2018

PACER
93

ORDER approving the First Year-Monitoring Budget. Signed by Chief Judge James K. Bredar on 2/16/2018. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/16/2018)

Feb. 16, 2018

Feb. 16, 2018

PACER
92

ORDER re: Amending First-Year Monitoring Plan. Signed by Chief Judge James K. Bredar on 2/16/2018. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/16/2018)

Feb. 16, 2018

Feb. 16, 2018

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Policing

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 12, 2017

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

U.S. 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

Baltimore City Police Department (Baltimore, Baltimore City), City

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

34 U.S.C. § 12601 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 14141)

Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Unreasonable search and seizure

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: 2017 - None

Content of Injunction:

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Monitoring

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Excessive force

Failure to supervise

Failure to train

Improper treatment of mentally ill suspects

Incident/accident reporting & investigations

Language access/needs

Pattern or Practice

Racial profiling

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Disability:

Mental impairment

Mental Disability:

Mental Illness, Unspecified

Medical/Mental Health:

Mental health care, unspecified

Type of Facility:

Government-run