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.

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Justice Department Launches Investigation of the Mount Vernon Police Department

Dec. 3, 2021 Press Release


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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: New York

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Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 3, 2021

Case Ongoing: Yes


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


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

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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

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Availably Documents:

None of the above


Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet



Disparate Treatment

Excessive force

Inadequate citizen complaint investigations and procedures

Pattern or Practice

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