Case: Scott v. Louisville Metro Government

3:20-cv-00535 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Filed Date: July 30, 2020

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On July 30, 2020, six individual plaintiffs and the Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression (KAARPR) filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. They were represented by attorneys from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the ACLU of Kentucky Foundation, and private counsel. They brought suit against the Louisville and Jefferson County Metro Government, the Mayor of Louisville, the Interim Chief of Louisvil…

On July 30, 2020, six individual plaintiffs and the Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression (KAARPR) filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. They were represented by attorneys from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the ACLU of Kentucky Foundation, and private counsel. They brought suit against the Louisville and Jefferson County Metro Government, the Mayor of Louisville, the Interim Chief of Louisville Police, and over a dozen Louisville Police Department officers. The complaint arose out of the protests that swept the country following the police killings of George Floyd in May of 2020 and of Breonna Taylor (by Louisville police) in March of 2020. The complaint alleged that during these protests in Louisville, protesters were met with police using tear gas, pepper balls, flash bang grenades, and, in at least one case resulting in a fatality, live ammunition. The complaint argued that these actions represented violations of the U.S. Constitution and common law tort law. Specifically, the complaint argued that the defendants' First Amendment right to free speech and assembly and their Fourth Amendment protection against excessive force. The complaint also argued that defendants' actions constituted common law battery and assault.

The case was assigned to District Judge Charles R. Simpson III.

By August 25, 2020, the plaintiffs filed a motion for a temporary restraining order. This motion was denied the very next day.

Plaintiffs submitted an amended complaint on September 11, 2020. The amended complaint added a plaintiff but left the substance of the complaint unchanged.

The case is ongoing as of October 12, 2020.

Summary Authors

Jack Hibbard (10/12/2020)

People

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Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chandran, Ashok (New York)

Fraser Wilson, Ogilvie Andrew (New York)

Gatnarek, Heather L. (Kentucky)

Hays, Mashayla R (Kentucky)

Johnson, Kristen (New York)

Jondahl, Andrew K (New York)

Kemmitt, Christopher (New York)

Quereshi, Ajmel (New York)

Shapiro, Samuel (New York)

Tucek, Aaron (Kentucky)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chandran, Ashok (New York)

Fraser Wilson, Ogilvie Andrew (New York)

Gatnarek, Heather L. (Kentucky)

Hays, Mashayla R (Kentucky)

Johnson, Kristen (New York)

Jondahl, Andrew K (New York)

Kemmitt, Christopher (New York)

Quereshi, Ajmel (New York)

Shapiro, Samuel (New York)

Tucek, Aaron (Kentucky)

Ward, Earl (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gadansky, Chris J. (Kentucky)

McKiernan, James E III (Kentucky)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:20-cv-00535

Docket [PACER]

Scott v. Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government

Sept. 22, 2020

Sept. 22, 2020

Docket
1

3:20-cv-00535

Complaint and Jury Trial Demand

Scott v. Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government

July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020

Complaint
21

3:20-cv-00535

Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction

Scott v. Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government

Aug. 25, 2020

Aug. 25, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
32

3:20-cv-00535

First Amended Complaint and Jury Trial Demand

Scott v. Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17405696/scott-v-louisvillejefferson-county-metro-government/

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against LaVita Chavous, Jane Doe 1, Greg Fischer, J. Johnson, Louisville Metropolitan Police Department Officers John Does 1-15, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, Robert Schroeder Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0644-3151504., filed by Kayla Meisner, Stevie Schauer, Tyler Weakley, Corbin Smith, Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Attica Scott, Willa Tinsley. (Attachments: # 1 Cover Sheet) (DJT) (Entered: 07/31/2020)

1 Cover Sheet

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July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020

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Case Assignment (Random Selection): Case Assigned to Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson. (DJT) (Entered: 07/31/2020)

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

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Summons Issued as to LaVita Chavous, Greg Fischer, J. Johnson, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, Robert Schroeder. Counsel for Plaintiff is responsible for printing and serving the attached issued summons(es). (Attachments: # 1 Summons as to Mayor Greg Fischer, # 2 Summons as to Chief Schroeder, # 3 Summons as to Asst Chief Chavous, # 4 Summons as to J. Johnson) (DJT) (Entered: 07/31/2020)

1 Summons as to Mayor Greg Fischer

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2 Summons as to Chief Schroeder

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3 Summons as to Asst Chief Chavous

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4 Summons as to J. Johnson

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July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

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ATTORNEY NOTICE of Deficiency to Aaron Tucek re 1 Complaint,.Reason for Deficiency: motion to appear pro hac vice or admission to practice in court. Failure to comply will be brought to the attention of the Court. Response due by 8/28/2020. (KJA) (Entered: 08/11/2020)

Aug. 11, 2020

Aug. 11, 2020

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ATTORNEY NOTICE of Deficiency to Ajmel Quereshi re 1 Complaint,.Reason for Deficiency: motion to appear pro hac vice not filed. Failure to comply will be brought to the attention of the Court. Response due by 8/28/2020. (KJA) Modified on 8/11/2020 to edit docket text only (KJA). (Entered: 08/11/2020)

Aug. 11, 2020

Aug. 11, 2020

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ATTORNEY NOTICE of Deficiency to Ashok Chandran re 1 Complaint,.Reason for Deficiency: motion to appear pro hac vice not filed. Failure to comply will be brought to the attention of the Court. Response due by 8/28/2020. (KJA) (Entered: 08/11/2020)

Aug. 11, 2020

Aug. 11, 2020

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ATTORNEY NOTICE of Deficiency to Christopher Kemmitt re 1 Complaint,.Reason for Deficiency: motion to appear pro hac vice not filed. Failure to comply will be brought to the attention of the Court. Response due by 8/28/2020. (KJA) (Entered: 08/11/2020)

Aug. 11, 2020

Aug. 11, 2020

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ATTORNEY NOTICE of Deficiency to Kristen Johnson re 1 Complaint,.Reason for Deficiency: motion to appear pro hac vice not filed. Failure to comply will be brought to the attention of the Court. Response due by 8/28/2020. (KJA) (Entered: 08/11/2020)

Aug. 11, 2020

Aug. 11, 2020

PACER
9

ATTORNEY NOTICE of Deficiency to Andrew K. Jondahl re 1 Complaint,.Reason for Deficiency: motion to appear pro hac vice not filed. Failure to comply will be brought to the attention of the Court. Response due by 8/28/2020. (KJA) (Entered: 08/11/2020)

Aug. 11, 2020

Aug. 11, 2020

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10

ATTORNEY NOTICE of Deficiency to Earl S. Ward re 1 Complaint,.Reason for Deficiency: motion to appear pro hac vice not filed. Failure to comply will be brought to the attention of the Court. Response due by 8/28/2020. (KJA) (Entered: 08/11/2020)

Aug. 11, 2020

Aug. 11, 2020

PACER
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ATTORNEY NOTICE of Deficiency to O. Andrew F. Wilson re 1 Complaint,.Reason for Deficiency: motion to appear pro hac vice not filed. Failure to comply will be brought to the attention of the Court. Response due by 8/28/2020. (KJA) (Entered: 08/11/2020)

Aug. 11, 2020

Aug. 11, 2020

PACER
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ATTORNEY NOTICE of Deficiency to Samuel Shapiro re 1 Complaint,.Reason for Deficiency: motion to appear pro hac vice not filed. Failure to comply will be brought to the attention of the Court. Response due by 8/28/2020. (KJA) (Entered: 08/11/2020)

Aug. 11, 2020

Aug. 11, 2020

PACER
13

MOTION for Andrew Jondahl to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3167584. by Plaintiffs Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of A. Jondahl, # 2 Exhibit A. Jondahl Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Order) (Gatnarek, Heather) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

1 Exhibit Declaration of A. Jondahl

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2 Exhibit A. Jondahl Certificate of Good Standing

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3 Proposed Order

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Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

PACER
14

MOTION for Samuel Shapiro to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3167593. by Plaintiffs Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of S. Shapiro, # 2 Exhibit S. Shapiro Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Order) (Gatnarek, Heather) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

1 Exhibit Declaration of S. Shapiro

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2 Exhibit S. Shapiro Certificate of Good Standing

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3 Proposed Order

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Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

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MOTION for Earl Ward to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3167609. by Plaintiffs Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of E. Ward, # 2 Exhibit E. Ward Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Order) (Gatnarek, Heather) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

1 Exhibit Declaration of E. Ward

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2 Exhibit E. Ward Certificate of Good Standing

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3 Proposed Order

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Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

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MOTION for Andrew Wilson to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3167615. by Plaintiffs Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of A. Wilson, # 2 Exhibit A. Wilson Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Order) (Gatnarek, Heather) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

1 Exhibit Declaration of A. Wilson

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2 Exhibit A. Wilson Certificate of Good Standing

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3 Proposed Order

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Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

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17

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, with Jury Demand by LaVita Chavous, Greg Fischer, Louisville Metropolitan Police Department Officers John Does 1-15, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, Robert Schroeder. (Gadansky, Chris) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

PACER
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Partial MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM by Defendants LaVita Chavous, Greg Fischer, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, Robert Schroeder (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support of Partial Motion to Dismiss, # 2 Proposed Order in Support of Partial Motion to Dismiss) (Gadansky, Chris) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

1 Memorandum in Support of Partial Motion to Dismiss

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2 Proposed Order in Support of Partial Motion to Dismiss

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Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

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NOTICE of Docket Correction by LaVita Chavous, Greg Fischer, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, Robert Schroeder re 17 Answer to Complaint (Gadansky, Chris) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by James E. McKiernan, III on behalf of LaVita Chavous, Greg Fischer, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, Robert Schroeder (McKiernan, James) (Entered: 08/25/2020)

Aug. 25, 2020

Aug. 25, 2020

PACER
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MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by Plaintiffs Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Black Lives Matter Louisville Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Attorney Heather Gatnarek Declaration, # 3 Exhibit Ex. A to Gatnarek Decl. Albert Complaint, # 4 Exhibit Ex. B to Gatnarek Decl. LMPD SOP 9.1.8, Nov. 2019, # 5 Exhibit Ex. C to Gatnarek Decl. LMPD SOP 9.1.9, June 2020, # 6 Exhibit Ex. D to Gatnarek Decl. Louisville Metro Council Order, July 14, 2020, # 7 Exhibit Ex. E to Gatnarek Decl. screenshots of Until Freedom Facebook page, # 8 Exhibit Ex. F to Gatnarek Decl. LMPD General Memorandum #20-011, # 9 Exhibit Willa Tinsley Declaration + Exhibit (photo), # 10 Exhibit Corbin Smith Declaration, # 11 Exhibit Tyler Weakley Declaration, # 12 Exhibit Stevie Schauer Declaration, # 13 Exhibit Patrick Moore Declaration + Exhibit (photo), # 14 Exhibit Kayla Meisner Declaration, # 15 Exhibit Rep. Attica Scott Declaration, # 16 Proposed Order) (Gatnarek, Heather) (Entered: 08/25/2020)

1 Exhibit Black Lives Matter Louisville Declaration

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2 Exhibit Attorney Heather Gatnarek Declaration

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3 Exhibit Ex. A to Gatnarek Decl. Albert Complaint

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4 Exhibit Ex. B to Gatnarek Decl. LMPD SOP 9.1.8, Nov. 2019

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5 Exhibit Ex. C to Gatnarek Decl. LMPD SOP 9.1.9, June 2020

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6 Exhibit Ex. D to Gatnarek Decl. Louisville Metro Council Order, July 14, 2020

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7 Exhibit Ex. E to Gatnarek Decl. screenshots of Until Freedom Facebook page

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8 Exhibit Ex. F to Gatnarek Decl. LMPD General Memorandum #20-011

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9 Exhibit Willa Tinsley Declaration + Exhibit (photo)

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10 Exhibit Corbin Smith Declaration

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11 Exhibit Tyler Weakley Declaration

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12 Exhibit Stevie Schauer Declaration

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13 Exhibit Patrick Moore Declaration + Exhibit (photo)

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14 Exhibit Kayla Meisner Declaration

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15 Exhibit Rep. Attica Scott Declaration

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16 Proposed Order

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Aug. 25, 2020

Aug. 25, 2020

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley re 21 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order (Gatnarek, Heather) (Entered: 08/25/2020)

Aug. 25, 2020

Aug. 25, 2020

PACER
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TEXT ORDER by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III on 8/25/2020, GRANTING 13 14 15 and 16 Motions for Andrew K. Jondahl, Earl Ward, Samuel Shapiro, and O. Andrew F. Wilson to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of the Plaintiffs. This Notice of Electronic Filing is the Official ORDER for this entry. No document is attached. cc: Counsel, QC(RLK) (Entered: 08/25/2020)

Aug. 25, 2020

Aug. 25, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice AND Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice AND Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice AND Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 25, 2020

Aug. 25, 2020

PACER
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ORDER for proceedings held before Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III: Motion Hearing held on 8/25/2020 re 21 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by Corbin Smith, Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Tyler Weakley, Attica Scott, Kayla Meisner, Stevie Schauer, Willa Tinsley. Plaintiffs' motion for a Temporary Restraining Order is DENIED. (Court Reporter: Dena Legg) cc: Counsel (ALS) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

PACER
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MOTION for Ashok Chandran to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3170553. by Plaintiffs Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of A. Chandran, # 2 Exhibit A. Chandran Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Order) (Gatnarek, Heather) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

1 Exhibit Declaration of A. Chandran

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2 Exhibit A. Chandran Certificate of Good Standing

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3 Proposed Order

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Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

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MOTION for Ajmel Quereshi to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3170564. by Plaintiffs Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of A. Quereshi, # 2 Exhibit A. Quereshi Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Order) (Gatnarek, Heather) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

1 Exhibit Declaration of A. Quereshi

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2 Exhibit A. Quereshi Certificate of Good Standing

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3 Proposed Order

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Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

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MOTION for Christopher Kemmitt to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3170568. by Plaintiffs Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of C. Kemmitt, # 2 Exhibit C. Kemmitt Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Order) (Gatnarek, Heather) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

1 Exhibit Declaration of C. Kemmitt

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2 Exhibit C. Kemmitt Certificate of Good Standing

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3 Proposed Order

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Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

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MOTION for Kristen Johnson to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3171480. by Plaintiffs Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of K. Johnson, # 2 Exhibit K. Johnson Affidavit and Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Order) (Gatnarek, Heather) (Entered: 08/27/2020)

1 Exhibit Declaration of K. Johnson

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2 Exhibit K. Johnson Affidavit and Certificate of Good Standing

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3 Proposed Order

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Aug. 27, 2020

Aug. 27, 2020

PACER
29

FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of Motion Hearing held on 08/25/2020, before Judge Charles R. Simpson, III. Court Reporter Dena Legg, Telephone number 502-625-3778. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 9/18/2020. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/28/2020. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/27/2020. (DL) (Entered: 08/28/2020)

Aug. 28, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020

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Notice of Filing Official Transcript re 29 Transcript - Court Official,,. Please review the complete Notice for instructions. (DL) (Entered: 08/28/2020)

Aug. 28, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020

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TEXT ORDER by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III on 8/28/2020, GRANTING 25, 26 and 27 Motions for Ashok Chandran, Ajmel Quereshi and Christopher Kemmitt to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of the Plaintiffs. This Notice of Electronic Filing is the Official ORDER for this entry. No document is attached. cc: Counsel(RLK) (Entered: 08/28/2020)

Aug. 28, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice AND Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice AND Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 28, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020

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AMENDED COMPLAINT and Jury Trial Demand against All Defendants, filed by Kayla Meisner, Stevie Schauer, Tyler Weakley, Corbin Smith, Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Attica Scott, Willa Tinsley, Patrick Moore. (Chandran, Ashok) Modified on 9/14/2020 to add additional filer (DLW). (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

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ANSWER to 32 Amended Complaint, by LaVita Chavous, Greg Fischer, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, Robert Schroeder. (Gadansky, Chris) (Entered: 09/21/2020)

Sept. 21, 2020

Sept. 21, 2020

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AMENDED PARTIAL MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM AMENDED by Defendants LaVita Chavous, Greg Fischer, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, Robert Schroeder (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Order) (Gadansky, Chris) Modified text on 10/14/2020 to state "amended" (JM). (Entered: 09/22/2020)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Proposed Order

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Sept. 22, 2020

Sept. 22, 2020

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RESPONSE to Motion re 34 AMENDED Partial MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM filed by Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Patrick Moore, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley. (Chandran, Ashok) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

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REPLY to Response to Motion re 34 Amended Partial MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM filed by LaVita Chavous, Greg Fischer, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, Robert Schroeder. (McKiernan, James) Modified link on 10/28/2020 (JM). (Entered: 10/27/2020)

Oct. 27, 2020

Oct. 27, 2020

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SUPPLEMENT re 28 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing - K. Johnson) by Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Patrick Moore, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley. (Gatnarek, Heather) (Entered: 10/28/2020)

1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing - K. Johnson

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Oct. 28, 2020

Oct. 28, 2020

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TEXT ORDER by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III on 10/29/2020, GRANTING 28 Motion for Kristen Johnson to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of the Plaintiffs. This Notice of Electronic Filing is the Official ORDER for this entry. No document is attached. cc: Counsel(RLK) (Entered: 10/29/2020)

Oct. 29, 2020

Oct. 29, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Oct. 29, 2020

Oct. 29, 2020

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Proposed REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting by LaVita Chavous, Greg Fischer, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, Robert Schroeder. (McKiernan, James) (Entered: 11/10/2020)

Nov. 10, 2020

Nov. 10, 2020

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SCHEDULING ON REPORT OF PARTIES' PLANNING MEETING and REFERRAL ORDER by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III on 11/12/2020: Rule 26(a)(1) Disclosure due by 11/20/2020. Fact Discovery due by 7/1/2021. Expert Discovery due by 11/1/2021. Expert Witness (Plaintiff) due by 8/1/2021. Expert Witness (Defendant) due by 9/1/2021. Plaintiff Joinder of Parties/Amended Pleadings due by 12/1/2020. Defendant Joinder of Parties/Amended Pleadings due by 1/4/2021. Dispositive Motions due by 1/15/2022. This matter is hereby REFERRED to Honorable Colin H. Lindsay, United States Magistrate Judge, for full pretrial/non-dispositive matters. cc: counsel, CHL - CM (DLW) (Entered: 11/13/2020)

Nov. 13, 2020

Nov. 13, 2020

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RULE 26 INITIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by LaVita Chavous, Greg Fischer, Robert Schroeder. (McKiernan, James) (Entered: 11/20/2020)

Nov. 20, 2020

Nov. 20, 2020

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MEMORANDUM AND OPINION by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III on 11/24/20; Defendants' motion to dismiss, DN 34, will be denied in part and granted in part by separate order. cc: counsel (SRH) (Entered: 11/25/2020)

Nov. 25, 2020

Nov. 25, 2020

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ORDER Signed by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III on 11/24/20: The Motion to Dismiss of Defendants Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government and Greg Fischer, Robert Schroeder, and LaVita Chavous in their official capacities, DN 34, is (1) DENIED as to Plaintiffs' claims against Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government under 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983; (2) GRANTED as to the assault and battery claims against Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, which Plaintiffs have agreed to voluntarily dismiss, and which are therefore dismissed with prejudice; and (3) GRANTED as to Plaintiffs' official capacity claims against Defendants Greg Fischer, Robert Schroeder, and LaVita Chavous, which are therefore dismissed. cc: Counsel (SRH) (Entered: 11/25/2020)

Nov. 25, 2020

Nov. 25, 2020

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TEXT ORDER OF REASSIGNMENT by Chief Judge Greg N. Stivers; IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, pursuant to GO 20-26, this matter is reassigned to the docket of Judge Benjamin Beaton for all further proceedings. This Notice of Electronic Filing is the Official ORDER for this entry. No document is attached.cc: counsel (JM) (Entered: 12/08/2020)

Dec. 8, 2020

Dec. 8, 2020

PACER

Order - TEXT ONLY

Dec. 8, 2020

Dec. 8, 2020

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Amended REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting by Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Patrick Moore, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley. (Shapiro, Corey) (Entered: 12/18/2020)

Dec. 18, 2020

Dec. 18, 2020

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TEXT ORDER by Judge Benjamin Beaton on 12/22/2020. Under 28 U.S.C. ยง 636(b)(1)(A), the Court REFERS this matter to U.S. Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay for hearing and determining all pretrial matters, including non-dispositive motions. Judge Lindsay may conduct a settlement conference in this matter at any time. This Notice of Electronic Filing is the Official ORDER for this entry. No document is attached. cc: Counsel (KD) (Entered: 12/22/2020)

Dec. 22, 2020

Dec. 22, 2020

PACER

Order - TEXT ONLY

Dec. 22, 2020

Dec. 22, 2020

PACER
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ORDER by Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay on 1/5/2021: Defendant Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government shall disclose the information required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1) on or before 1/15/2021. Telephonic Status Conference set for 6/10/2021 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay. Counsel for the Parties shall connect to the conference by dialing toll free number 1-888-808-6929 and entering access code 2773744#. The Parties shall no longer be required to contact the undersigneds Case Manager forty-five days prior to the close of fact discovery to schedule a telephonic conference as stated in the initial scheduling order. cc: counsel (JM) (Entered: 01/07/2021)

Jan. 7, 2021

Jan. 7, 2021

PACER
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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government. (McKiernan, James) (Entered: 01/15/2021)

Jan. 15, 2021

Jan. 15, 2021

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49

ANSWER to 32 Amended Complaint, by Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government. (McKiernan, James) (Entered: 01/15/2021)

Jan. 15, 2021

Jan. 15, 2021

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RULE 26 INITIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government. (McKiernan, James) (Entered: 01/15/2021)

Jan. 15, 2021

Jan. 15, 2021

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TEXT ORDER by Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay on 4/8/2021. Counsel having notified the Court of a discovery dispute, a telephonic conference is scheduled for 4/15/2021 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay. Counsel shall connect to the conference by dialing 1-888-808-6929, access code 2773744. This Notice of Electronic Filing is the Official ORDER for this entry. No document is attached.cc:counsel (TLB) (Entered: 04/08/2021)

April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

PACER

Order - TEXT ONLY

April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

PACER
52

ORDER for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay: Status Conference held on 4/16/2021. Status Report due by 4/28/2021. Telephonic Status Conference set for 4/30/2021 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay. Counsel for the Parties shall connectto the conference by dialing toll free number 1-888-808-6929 and entering access code 2773744#. (Court Reporter: April Dowell) cc: counsel (JM) (Entered: 04/16/2021)

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

PACER
53

Joint STATUS REPORT by Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Patrick Moore, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley. (Chandran, Ashok) (Entered: 04/28/2021)

April 28, 2021

April 28, 2021

PACER
54

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay on 4/29/2021. The April 30, 2021, status conference is REMANDED. Joint status report due on or before May 14, 2021. cc: counsel (JM) (Entered: 04/29/2021)

April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

PACER
55

MOTION to Withdraw as counsel Mashayla Hays by Plaintiffs Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Patrick Moore, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Hays, Mashayla) (Entered: 05/04/2021)

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

PACER
56

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney Aaron Tucek. (Continue to receive notice:No) by Plaintiffs Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Patrick Moore, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Tucek Withdraw Proposed Order) (Tucek, Aaron) (Entered: 05/05/2021)

May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021

PACER
57

ORDER Signed by Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay on 5/10/2021 granting 55 Motion for Attorney Mashayla R. Hays to Withdraw; granting 56 Motion for Attorney Aaron M. Tucek to Withdraw. cc: Counsel (JM) (Entered: 05/11/2021)

May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021

PACER
58

Joint STATUS REPORT (Second) by Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Patrick Moore, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley. (Chandran, Ashok) (Entered: 05/14/2021)

May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021

PACER
59

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay on 5/25/2021. The Parties shall contact the undersigned's Case Manager as directed by the Court's Scheduling Order to schedule an additional telephonic conference about any specific discovery disputes related to their joint status report (DN 58 ) if they are unable to resolve the same. cc: counsel (JM) (Entered: 05/25/2021)

May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021

PACER
60

ORDER for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay: Telephonic Status Conference held on 6/10/2021. On or before 6/24/2021, the Parties shall file a Joint Motion for Extension of Deadlines. cc: Counsel (DLW) (Entered: 06/11/2021)

June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

PACER
61

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Plaintiffs Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Patrick Moore, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley (Chandran, Ashok) (Entered: 06/24/2021)

June 24, 2021

June 24, 2021

PACER
62

ORDER Signed by Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay on 6/30/2021 granting 61 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Fact Discovery now due by 11/1/2021; Expert Witness (Plaintiff) due by 12/3/2021; Expert Witness (Defendant) due by 1/3/2022. Expert Discovery due by 3/4/2022. Dispositive/Daubert Motions due by 4/18/2022. cc: Counsel (JM) (Entered: 06/30/2021)

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

PACER
63

TEXT ORDER by Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay on 10/1/2021. Counsel having advised the Court of a discovery dispute, a telephone conference is scheduled for 10/14/2021 03:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay. Counsel shall connect to the conference by dialing 1-888-808-6929, access code 2773744. This Notice of Electronic Filing is the Official ORDER for this entry. No document is attached.cc:counsel (TLB) (Entered: 10/01/2021)

Oct. 1, 2021

Oct. 1, 2021

PACER

Order - TEXT ONLY

Oct. 1, 2021

Oct. 1, 2021

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64

NOTICE of Appearance by Bruce B. Paul on behalf of LaVita Chavous, Greg Fischer, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, Robert Schroeder (Paul, Bruce) (Entered: 10/11/2021)

Oct. 11, 2021

Oct. 11, 2021

PACER
65

ORDER for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay. Telephonic status conference held on 10/14/2021. On or before 10/21/2021, the Parties shall file a joint proposed amended scheduling order. No later than 11/4/2021, but as soon as can reasonably be accomplished, the Parties shall conduct a meeting regarding the ongoing discovery dispute. Defendants shall produce any remaining responsive documents to Plaintiffs' discovery requests no later than 1/3/2022. (Digitally recorded proceeding) cc: counsel (SRH) (Entered: 10/15/2021)

Oct. 15, 2021

Oct. 15, 2021

PACER
66

Proposed Agreed Order Amending Scheduling Order by LaVita Chavous, Greg Fischer, J. Johnson, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, Robert Schroeder. (Gadansky, Chris) (Entered: 10/21/2021)

Oct. 21, 2021

Oct. 21, 2021

PACER
67

ORDER Signed by Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay on 10/25/2021 granting 66 Proposed Agreed Scheduling Order. Deadlines and filing requirements are set forth in this order. cc: Counsel (JM) (Entered: 10/26/2021)

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 26, 2021

PACER
68

MEMORANDUM (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Oct. 21, 2021 Emails) by Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Kayla Meisner, Patrick Moore, Stevie Schauer, Attica Scott, Corbin Smith, Willa Tinsley, Tyler Weakley. (Gatnarek, Heather) (Entered: 11/05/2021)

Nov. 5, 2021

Nov. 5, 2021

PACER
69

BRIEF in Support of Deadline for Motion to Certify Matter as Class Action re 65 Status Conference,, (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Email Correspondence) by LaVita Chavous, Greg Fischer, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, Robert Schroeder. (Gadansky, Chris) (Entered: 11/05/2021)

Nov. 5, 2021

Nov. 5, 2021

PACER
70

Status Report

Nov. 11, 2021

Nov. 11, 2021

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71

Order

Nov. 19, 2021

Nov. 19, 2021

PACER
72

Order

Nov. 23, 2021

Nov. 23, 2021

PACER
73

Appeal In Forma Pauperis AND Appear Pro Hac Vice

Nov. 29, 2021

Nov. 29, 2021

PACER
74

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Dec. 6, 2021

Dec. 6, 2021

PACER
75

Extension of Time to Complete Discovery

Jan. 3, 2022

Jan. 3, 2022

PACER
76

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery

Jan. 12, 2022

Jan. 12, 2022

PACER
77

Withdraw as Attorney

Jan. 26, 2022

Jan. 26, 2022

PACER
78

Order on Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

Feb. 3, 2022

Feb. 3, 2022

PACER
79

Extension of Time to Complete Discovery

Feb. 11, 2022

Feb. 11, 2022

PACER
80

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery

Feb. 16, 2022

Feb. 16, 2022

PACER
81

Order

Feb. 28, 2022

Feb. 28, 2022

PACER
82

Status Conference

March 14, 2022

March 14, 2022

PACER
83

Appear Pro Hac Vice

April 5, 2022

April 5, 2022

PACER
84

Order

April 7, 2022

April 7, 2022

PACER
85

Supplement

April 15, 2022

April 15, 2022

PACER
86

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

April 19, 2022

April 19, 2022

PACER
87

Withdraw as Attorney

April 19, 2022

April 19, 2022

PACER
88

Notice (Other)

April 20, 2022

April 20, 2022

PACER
89

Order on Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022

PACER
90

Appear Pro Hac Vice

May 5, 2022

May 5, 2022

PACER
91

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022

PACER
92

Extension of Time to File Document

May 21, 2022

May 21, 2022

PACER
93

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File

June 1, 2022

June 1, 2022

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Case Details

State / Territory: Kentucky

Case Type(s):

Policing

Special Collection(s):

Police Violence Protests

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 30, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Six individuals and Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression

Attorney Organizations:

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (Louisville, Jefferson), City

Mayor of Louisville Greg Fischer (Louisville), City

Interim Chief of Louisville Metro Police Department Robert Schroeder (Louisville), City

Assistant Chief of Louisville Metro Police Department LaVita Chavous (Louisville), City

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

Constitutional Clause(s):

Freedom of speech/association

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Aggressive behavior

Assault/abuse by staff

Excessive force

Over/Unlawful Detention

Pepper/OC spray

Type of Facility:

Government-run