Case: DOJ Investigation of Mount Vernon Police Department

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Filed Date: Dec. 3, 2021

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

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On December 3, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, along with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced a pattern and practice investigation into the Mount Vernon Police Department.

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Justice Department Launches Investigation of the Mount Vernon Police Department

Dec. 3, 2021 Press Release

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Policing

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 3, 2021

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

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

Mount Vernon Police Department (Mount Vernon, Westchester), City

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Unreasonable search and seizure

Special Case Type(s):

Out-of-court

Availably Documents:

None of the above

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Excessive force

Inadequate citizen complaint investigations and procedures

Pattern or Practice

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