Case: Smith v. City of Philadelphia

2:20-cv-03431 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: July 14, 2020

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This is a case about the Philadelphia Police Department's (PPD) use of force against peaceful protesters during the summer 2020 racial justice protests that followed the murder of George Floyd.  On July 14, 2020, residents of a predominantly Black neighborhood in West Philadelphia filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs sued the city of Philadelphia, its police department, and several John Doe police officers under 42 U.S.C…

This is a case about the Philadelphia Police Department's (PPD) use of force against peaceful protesters during the summer 2020 racial justice protests that followed the murder of George Floyd. 

On July 14, 2020, residents of a predominantly Black neighborhood in West Philadelphia filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs sued the city of Philadelphia, its police department, and several John Doe police officers under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et. seq, and state law. Represented by the NAACP, Abolitionist Law Center, and private counsel, the plaintiffs sought declaratory relief and damages. The case was assigned to Judge John R. Padova. 

The plaintiffs alleged that PPD officers subjected them to excessive and unreasonable force in violation of the Fourth Amendment and that they sustained physical injuries as a direct and proximate result of the officers’ conduct. They further alleged that the officers’ use of force was motivated, at least in part, by race and racial prejudice in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection clause. The plaintiffs also asserted that the officers’ intentional racial discrimination violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The plaintiffs also brought state law claims, alleging that the excessive force used by officers constituted the torts of assault and battery. Five of the named plaintiffs alleged that the defendants violated their First Amendment rights by using force against them in retaliation for exercising their right to engage in protected speech and assembly. One named plaintiff alleged that the defendants took him into custody and detained him without sufficient legal cause, and in doing so violated his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights to be free from unlawful seizure.

On September 16, 2020, the plaintiffs filed an amended complaint, adding several named plaintiffs. On March 16, 2021, the court referred the case to Magistrate Judge David R. Strawbridge for a settlement conference. The parties engaged in settlement talks for the remainder of 2021 and all of 2022.

On March 20, 2023, the court entered a consent order setting forth the terms of a settlement agreement. Under the settlement, the City of Philadelphia agreed to pay $9,250,000 in damages to the individual plaintiffs, direct $500,000 toward community wellness and healing through a community grant (“The West Philadelphia Community Fund”) to serve the West Philadelphia Community surrounding the 52nd Street Corridor, and pay an additional $75,000 to Bread & Roses to cover the cost of administering the grant. The settlement required the Philadelphia Police Department Commissioner to attend a bi-annual meeting to report on the use of force incidents and be available to answer questions from the public. The Philadelphia Police Department also terminated its participation in the 1033 program, a federal program that armed law enforcement with military weapons and equipment. 

As of April 8, 2023, this case was ongoing. 

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Rhea Sharma (4/8/2023)

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Complaint

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

Complaint
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2:20-cv-03431

First Amended Complaint

Sept. 16, 2020

Sept. 16, 2020

Complaint
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Consent Order

March 20, 2023

March 20, 2023

Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17346581/smith-v-city-of-philadelphia/

Last updated April 7, 2024, 3:15 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0313-14418116.), filed by CATHERINE HEITE, MARQUIS RANSOM, AMELIA CARTER, CORA ISOM, JOHANA RAHMAN, ANTHONY SMITH, SERGIO CEA, CHRISTINE GARCES, ISA RICHARDSON, ANTHONY JAMES, MARIE JOHNSON, SHAHIDAH MUBARAK-HADI, BEDJY JEANTY. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Designation Form, # 3 Case Management Track Form)(FEINBERG, JONATHAN) Modified on 7/14/2020 (md, ). (Entered: 07/14/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Designation Form

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3 Case Management Track Form

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July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by BRET GROTE on behalf of CATHERINE HEITE, MARQUIS RANSOM, AMELIA CARTER, CORA ISOM, JOHANA RAHMAN, ANTHONY SMITH, SERGIO CEA, CHRISTINE GARCES, ISA RICHARDSON, ANTHONY JAMES, MARIE JOHNSON, SHAHIDAH MUBARAK-HADI, BEDJY JEANTY. (GROTE, BRET) Modified on 7/14/2020 (md, ). (Entered: 07/14/2020)

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

PACER

DEMAND for Trial by Jury by AMELIA CARTER, SERGIO CEA, CHRISTINA GARCES, CATHERINE HEITE, CORA ISOM, ANTHONY JAMES, BEDJY JEANTY, MARIE JOHNSON, SHAHIDAH MUBARAK-HADI, JOHANA RAHMAN, MARQUIS RANSOM, ISA RICHARDSON, ANTHONY SMITH. (md, )

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by DAVID RUDOVSKY on behalf of AMELIA CARTER, SERGIO CEA, CHRISTINA GARCES, CATHERINE HEITE, CORA ISOM, ANTHONY JAMES, BEDJY JEANTY, MARIE JOHNSON, SHAHIDAH MUBARAK-HADI, JOHANA RAHMAN, MARQUIS RANSOM, ISA RICHARDSON, ANTHONY SMITH (RUDOVSKY, DAVID) (Entered: 07/14/2020)

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by SUSAN M. LIN on behalf of AMELIA CARTER, SERGIO CEA, CHRISTINA GARCES, CATHERINE HEITE, CORA ISOM, ANTHONY JAMES, BEDJY JEANTY, MARIE JOHNSON, SHAHIDAH MUBARAK-HADI, JOHANA RAHMAN, MARQUIS RANSOM, ISA RICHARDSON, ANTHONY SMITH (LIN, SUSAN) (Entered: 07/14/2020)

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

PACER

Summons Issued as to CITY OF PHILADELPHIA. E-mailed To: DAVID RUDOVSKY, ESQ. on 7/14/2020 (dmc, )

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

PACER

Jury Demand

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

PACER

Summons Issued

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

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MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Admission of Rachel Kleinman ( Filing fee $ 40 receipt number 0313-14422552.) filed by AMELIA CARTER, SERGIO CEA, CHRISTINA GARCES, CATHERINE HEITE, CORA ISOM, ANTHONY JAMES, BEDJY JEANTY, MARIE JOHNSON, SHAHIDAH MUBARAK-HADI, JOHANA RAHMAN, MARQUIS RANSOM, ISA RICHARDSON, ANTHONY SMITH..(FEINBERG, JONATHAN) (Entered: 07/15/2020)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

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MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Admission of Liliana Zaragoza ( Filing fee $ 40 receipt number 0313-14422560.) filed by AMELIA CARTER, SERGIO CEA, CHRISTINA GARCES, CATHERINE HEITE, CORA ISOM, ANTHONY JAMES, BEDJY JEANTY, MARIE JOHNSON, SHAHIDAH MUBARAK-HADI, JOHANA RAHMAN, MARQUIS RANSOM, ISA RICHARDSON, ANTHONY SMITH..(FEINBERG, JONATHAN) Modified on 7/21/2020 (md, ). (Entered: 07/15/2020)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

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MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Admission of Jamelia Morgan ( Filing fee $ 40 receipt number 0313-14422573.) filed by AMELIA CARTER, SERGIO CEA, CHRISTINA GARCES, CATHERINE HEITE, CORA ISOM, ANTHONY JAMES, BEDJY JEANTY, MARIE JOHNSON, SHAHIDAH MUBARAK-HADI, JOHANA RAHMAN, MARQUIS RANSOM, ISA RICHARDSON, ANTHONY SMITH..(FEINBERG, JONATHAN) (Entered: 07/15/2020)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

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MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Admission of Cara McClellan ( Filing fee $ 40 receipt number 0313-14422578.) filed by AMELIA CARTER, SERGIO CEA, CHRISTINA GARCES, CATHERINE HEITE, CORA ISOM, ANTHONY JAMES, BEDJY JEANTY, MARIE JOHNSON, SHAHIDAH MUBARAK-HADI, JOHANA RAHMAN, MARQUIS RANSOM, ISA RICHARDSON, ANTHONY SMITH..(FEINBERG, JONATHAN) (Entered: 07/15/2020)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

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ORDER THAT APPLICATION OF JAMELIA MORGAN, ESQ., TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT PURSUANT TO L.R.C.P. 83.5.2(b) IS GRANTED.SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 7/16/20.7/16/20 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED. "NOT MAILED TO UNREP PARTY"(kw, ) (Entered: 07/16/2020)

July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020

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ORDER THAT APPLICATION OF RACHEL KLEINMAN, ESQ., TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT PURSUANT TO L.R.C.P. 83.5.2(b) IS GRANTED.SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 7/16/20.7/16/20 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED. "NOT MAILED TO UNREP PARTY"(kw, ) (Entered: 07/16/2020)

July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020

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ORDER THAT APPLICATION OF LILIANA ZARAGOZA, ESQ., TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT PURSUANT TO L.R.C.P. 83.5.2(b) IS GRANTED.SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 7/16/20.7/16/20 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED. "NOT MAILED TO UNREP PARTY"(kw, ) (Entered: 07/16/2020)

July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020

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ORDER THAT APPLICATION OF CARA MCCLELLAN, ESQ., TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT PURSUANT TO L.R.C.P. 83.5.2(b) IS GRANTED.SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 7/16/20.7/16/20 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED. "NOT MAILED TO UNREP PARTY"(kw, ) (Entered: 07/16/2020)

July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020

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PLEADINGS #9-12 MAILED TO UNREP (JL)

Aug. 19, 2020

Aug. 19, 2020

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Remark

Aug. 19, 2020

Aug. 19, 2020

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AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants All Defendants., filed by CATHERINE HEITE, MARQUIS RANSOM, AMELIA CARTER, CORA ISOM, JOHANA RAHMAN, ANTHONY SMITH, SERGIO CEA, CHRISTINA GARCES, ISA RICHARDSON, ANTHONY JAMES, MARIE JOHNSON, SHAHIDAH MUBARAK-HADI, BEDJY JEANTY, ELAINE HOLTON, EMILY NEIL, JOSEPH MOYER, JUDITH PALMER, KETTY RICHARD, RYAN BING, SAHAR SADEGHI.(MCCLELLAN, CARA) Modified on 9/23/2020 (md, ). (Entered: 09/16/2020)

Sept. 16, 2020

Sept. 16, 2020

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by CATHERINE HEITE, MARQUIS RANSOM, AMELIA CARTER, CORA ISOM, JOHANA RAHMAN, ANTHONY SMITH, SERGIO CEA, CHRISTINA GARCES, CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, ISA RICHARDSON, ANTHONY JAMES, SHAHIDAH MUBARAK-HADI, MARIE JOHNSON, BEDJY JEANTY. CITY OF PHILADELPHIA waiver sent on 7/15/2020, answer due 9/14/2020. (FEINBERG, JONATHAN) (Entered: 09/23/2020)

Sept. 23, 2020

Sept. 23, 2020

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by JOSEPH J. SANTARONE, JR on behalf of CITY OF PHILADELPHIA with Jury Demand (12 persons) and Certificate of Service(SANTARONE, JOSEPH) (Entered: 09/24/2020)

Sept. 24, 2020

Sept. 24, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by JOHN P. GONZALES on behalf of CITY OF PHILADELPHIA with Jury Demand (12 persons) and Certificate of Service(GONZALES, JOHN) (Entered: 09/24/2020)

Sept. 24, 2020

Sept. 24, 2020

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STIPULATION TO EXTEND TIME TO ANSWER COMPLAINT by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA. (SANTARONE, JOSEPH) (FILED IN ERROR BY ATTY; COPY FORWARDED TO JUDGE FOR APPROVAL) Modified on 10/14/2020 (md, ). (Entered: 09/25/2020)

Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

PACER
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STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HAS UNTIL 11/26/20 TO RESPOND TO COMPLAINT. SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 9/28/20. 9/28/20 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 09/28/2020)

Sept. 28, 2020

Sept. 28, 2020

PACER
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NOTICE by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Stipulation to Extend Time to Answer Complaint (GONZALES, JOHN) (Entered: 11/24/2020)

Nov. 24, 2020

Nov. 24, 2020

PACER
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STIPULATION for Extension of Time to Answer Complaint by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA. (GONZALES, JOHN) (COPY FORWARDED TO JUDGE FOR APPROVAL) Modified on 1/27/2021 (md, ). (Entered: 01/26/2021)

Jan. 26, 2021

Jan. 26, 2021

PACER
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ORDER THAT DEFENDANT SHALL HAVE UNTIL 3/29/2021 TO FILE A RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT. SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 1/27/21. 1/28/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 01/28/2021)

Jan. 28, 2021

Jan. 28, 2021

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ORDER THAT THIS MATTER IS REFERRED TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE FOR A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE. SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 3/10/21. 3/16/21 ENTERED & E-MAILED.(fdc) (Entered: 03/16/2021)

March 16, 2021

March 16, 2021

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ORDER THAT STATUS CONFERENCE SET FOR 4/7/2021 04:00 PM. SIGNED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE ON 3/23/21. 3/23/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 03/23/2021)

March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021

PACER
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STIPULATION by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA for Extension of Time to Respond to Complaint. (GONZALES, JOHN) Modified on 3/30/2021 (md, ). (Entered: 03/29/2021)

March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE Status Conference held on 4/7/21. (jaa, ) (Entered: 04/08/2021)

April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021

PACER
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NOTICE by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Stipulation for Extension of Time to Answer Complaint (GONZALES, JOHN) (Entered: 06/02/2021)

June 2, 2021

June 2, 2021

PACER
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STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS SHALL HAVE UNTIL JULY 30, 2021 TO FILE A RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT. SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 6/3/21. 6/3/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(jaa, ) (Entered: 06/03/2021)

June 3, 2021

June 3, 2021

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ORDER THAT PARAGRAPHS 4 AND 5 OF THIS COURT'S ORDER OF 4/29/21 (DOC. NO. 20 ) SHALL BE AMENDED TO REFLECT THAT THE CITY WILL RESPOND TO ALL OF PLAINTIFFS' REFORM PROPOSALS ON OR BEFORE 7/9/21. ALL COUNSEL SHALL SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE COURT ON OR BEFORE 7/16/21, OUTLINING THOSE PROPOSED REFORMS UPON WHICH AGREEMENT HAS NOT YET BEEN REACHED. SIGNED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE ON 6/30/216/30/21 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 06/30/2021)

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

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ORDER THAT STATUS CONFERENCE SET FOR 7/20/2021 01:30 PM. FURTHER ORDERED IN ADVANCE OF THIS CONFERENCE, PARTIES SHALL SUBMIT TO THE COURT THOSE DOCUMENTS WHICH WILL HAVE BEEN EXCHANGED BY THE DATE OF THE CONFERENCE, ETC. SIGNED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE ON 7/8/21. 7/9/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 07/09/2021)

July 8, 2021

July 8, 2021

PACER
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~Util - Set Deadlines/Hearings AND Order AND 1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings

July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021

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1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings AND ~Util - Set Hearings AND Order

July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021

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ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS SHALL FURTHER REVIEW THOSE PROPOSALS RELATED TO RACIAL INJUSTICE TO CONFIRM WHETHER THEY FALL OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THIS LITIGATION AND SHALL, ON OR BEFORE 8/4/21, SUPPLEMENT ITS RESPONSE IN WRITING TO COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFFS' AND THE COURT. PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL SHALL, ON OR BEFORE 8/9/21, LIST THE SPECIFIC AREAS IN WHICH THEY BELIEVE THE CITY'S RESPONSES ARE DEFICIENT WITH A COPY TO THE COURT. DEFENDANTS SHALL, ON OR BEFORE 8/16/21, ADDRESS PLAINTIFFS' DEFICIENCY LETTER IN WRITING TO COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFFS'. COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFFS' SHALL MEET WITH THE COURT ON EX-PARTE BASIS ON 8/25/21, AT 9:30 AM, IN COURTROOM 3H. COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANTS' SHALL MEET THE COURT ON EX-PARTE BASIS ON 8/30/21, AT 10:00 AM, IN COURTROOM 3H. A PLENARY SESSION (IF NEEDED) SHALL THEN BE HELD ON 9/7/21, AT 9:30 AM, IN COURTROOM 3H. SIGNED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE ON 7/28/21. 7/28/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED(rf, ) (Entered: 07/28/2021)

July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021

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Notice (Other)

July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

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Status Conference

July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

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NOTICE by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Stipulation for Extension of Time to Answer Complaint (GONZALES, JOHN) (Entered: 07/30/2021)

July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE Status Conference regarding settlement held on 7/20/21. (dp, ) (Entered: 07/30/2021)

July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

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STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS HAVE UNTIL 9/15/21 TO FILE A RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT. SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 7/30/21. 8/2/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 08/02/2021)

July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

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1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings AND Order

Aug. 2, 2021

Aug. 2, 2021

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ORDER THAT PLENARY SESSION SET FOR 9/7/2021 09:30 AM VIA ELECTRONIC Video Conference. SIGNED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE ON 8/31/21. 9/1/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 09/01/2021)

Aug. 31, 2021

Aug. 31, 2021

PACER
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1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings AND ~Util - Set Hearings AND Order

Sept. 1, 2021

Sept. 1, 2021

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Notice of Appearance

Sept. 7, 2021

Sept. 7, 2021

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NOTICE of Appearance by ANNE B. TAYLOR on behalf of CITY OF PHILADELPHIA with Certificate of Service(TAYLOR, ANNE) (Entered: 09/07/2021)

Sept. 7, 2021

Sept. 7, 2021

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ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS SHALL, ON OR BEFORE 9/9/21, PROVIDE PLAINTIFFS WITH THEIR PROPOSED DAMAGES MATRIX PERTAINING TO THE DETERMINATION OF PLAINTIFFS' INDIVIDUAL MONETARY AWARDS. FURTHER INFORMATION OUTLINED HEREIN. SIGNED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE ON 9/7/21. 9/7/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED(rf, ) (Entered: 09/08/2021)

Sept. 7, 2021

Sept. 7, 2021

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1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings AND Order

Sept. 8, 2021

Sept. 8, 2021

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Notice (Other)

Sept. 15, 2021

Sept. 15, 2021

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NOTICE by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Stipulation for Extension of Time to Answer Complaint (GONZALES, JOHN) (Entered: 09/15/2021)

Sept. 15, 2021

Sept. 15, 2021

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Order AND 1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings

Sept. 16, 2021

Sept. 16, 2021

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ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS SHALL HAVE UNTIL 10/7/21 TO FILE A RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT. SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 9/16/21. 9/16/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 09/16/2021)

Sept. 16, 2021

Sept. 16, 2021

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Settlement Conference

Sept. 29, 2021

Sept. 29, 2021

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE Settlement Conference held on 9/7/21. (dp, ) (Entered: 09/29/2021)

Sept. 29, 2021

Sept. 29, 2021

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Extension of Time to File Answer

Oct. 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

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Status Conference

Oct. 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to Amended Complaint filed by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.Certificate of Service.(GONZALES, JOHN) (Entered: 10/07/2021)

Oct. 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE Status Conference via video held on 10/7/21. (dp, ) (Entered: 10/07/2021)

Oct. 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

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ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS SHALL FACILITATE A MEETING BETWEEN PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL AND THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA'S CHIEF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION OFFICER, NEFERTIRI SICKOUT, ESQ., NO LATER THAN 11/1/21 AS OUTLINED HEREIN. A PLENARY SESSION FOR ALL PARTIES SHALL BE HELD ON 11/3/21, AT 9:30 AM, VIA ELECTRONIC VIDEO CONFERENCE. SIGNED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE ON 10/7/21. 10/7/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED(rf, ) (Entered: 10/08/2021)

Oct. 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

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1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings AND ~Util - Set Hearings AND Order

Oct. 8, 2021

Oct. 8, 2021

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~Util - Set Deadlines/Hearings AND Order AND 1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings

Oct. 8, 2021

Oct. 8, 2021

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ORDER THAT MOTION FOR ENLARGEMENT IS GRANTED AND TIME TO FILE A RESPONSE IS ENLARGED TO 10/15/21, INCLUDING A MOTION TO DISMISS. SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 10/8/21. 10/8/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 10/08/2021)

Oct. 8, 2021

Oct. 8, 2021

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Notice (Other)

Oct. 14, 2021

Oct. 14, 2021

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NOTICE by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Stipulation for Extension of Time to Answer Complaint (GONZALES, JOHN) (Entered: 10/14/2021)

Oct. 14, 2021

Oct. 14, 2021

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ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS HAVE UNTIL 11/15/21 TO FILE A RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT. SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 10/14/21. 10/15/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 10/15/2021)

Oct. 14, 2021

Oct. 14, 2021

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1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings AND Order

Oct. 15, 2021

Oct. 15, 2021

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Notice of Appearance

Nov. 2, 2021

Nov. 2, 2021

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NOTICE of Appearance by NIA HOLSTON on behalf of RYAN BING, AMELIA CARTER, SERGIO CEA, CHRISTINA GARCES, CATHERINE HEITE, ELAINE HOLTON, CORA ISOM, ANTHONY JAMES, BEDJY JEANTY, MARIE JOHNSON, JOSEPH MOYER, SHAHIDAH MUBARAK-HADI, EMILY NEIL, JUDITH PALMER, JOHANA RAHMAN, MARQUIS RANSOM, KETTY RICHARD, ISA RICHARDSON, SAHAR SADEGHI, ANTHONY SMITH (HOLSTON, NIA) (Entered: 11/02/2021)

Nov. 2, 2021

Nov. 2, 2021

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ORDER THAT THE PARTIES SHALL SEND A JOINT STATUS LETTER ON OR BEFORE 11/15/21 REGARDING PLAINTIFFS MEETING WITH THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA'S CHIED DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION OFFICER, NEFERTIRI SICKOUT, ESQ. FURTHER INFORMATION OUTLINED HEREIN.. SIGNED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE ON 11/3/21. 11/5/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 11/05/2021)

Nov. 3, 2021

Nov. 3, 2021

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Status Conference

Nov. 4, 2021

Nov. 4, 2021

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE Status Conference held on 11/3/21. (dp, ) (Entered: 11/04/2021)

Nov. 4, 2021

Nov. 4, 2021

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1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings AND Order

Nov. 5, 2021

Nov. 5, 2021

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Pro Hac Vice (Credit Card Payment)

Nov. 9, 2021

Nov. 9, 2021

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MOTION for Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 40 receipt number APAEDC-15537358.) filed by RYAN BING, AMELIA CARTER, SERGIO CEA, CHRISTINA GARCES, CATHERINE HEITE, ELAINE HOLTON, CORA ISOM, ANTHONY JAMES, BEDJY JEANTY, MARIE JOHNSON, JOSEPH MOYER, SHAHIDAH MUBARAK-HADI, EMILY NEIL, JUDITH PALMER, JOHANA RAHMAN, MARQUIS RANSOM, KETTY RICHARD, ISA RICHARDSON, SAHAR SADEGHI, ANTHONY SMITH.Certificate of Service.(GROTE, BRET) (Entered: 11/09/2021)

Nov. 9, 2021

Nov. 9, 2021

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ORDER THAT THE MOTION FOR PRO HAC VICE ADMISSION OF RUPALEE RASHATWAR IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 11/9/21. 11/10/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 11/10/2021)

Nov. 9, 2021

Nov. 9, 2021

PACER
50

1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings AND Order

Nov. 10, 2021

Nov. 10, 2021

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51

Notice (Other)

Nov. 19, 2021

Nov. 19, 2021

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51

STIPULATION by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA for Extension of Time to Answer Complaint (GONZALES, JOHN) Modified on 11/22/2021 (md, ). (Entered: 11/19/2021)

Nov. 19, 2021

Nov. 19, 2021

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52

ORDERED AND DECREED THAT DEFENDANTS SHALL HAVE UNTIL DECEMBER 15, 2021 TO FILE A RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT. SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 11/12/21. 11/23/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(jaa, ) (Entered: 11/23/2021)

Nov. 22, 2021

Nov. 22, 2021

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52

Order

Nov. 23, 2021

Nov. 23, 2021

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53

Stipulation (Regarding Certain Facts)

Dec. 16, 2021

Dec. 16, 2021

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53

STIPULATION to Extend Time to Respond to Complaint by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA. (GONZALES, JOHN) (Entered: 12/16/2021)

Dec. 16, 2021

Dec. 16, 2021

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54

Order

Dec. 17, 2021

Dec. 17, 2021

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ORDERED AND DECREED THAT DEFENDANTS SHALL HAVE UNTIL FEBRUARY 15, 2022 TO FILE A RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT. SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 12/17/21. 12/17/21 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(jaa, ) (Entered: 12/17/2021)

Dec. 17, 2021

Dec. 17, 2021

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55

Stipulation

Feb. 23, 2022

Feb. 23, 2022

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STIPULATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO RESPOND TO COMPLAINT by CITY OF PHILADELPHIA. (GONZALES, JOHN) (Entered: 02/23/2022)

Feb. 23, 2022

Feb. 23, 2022

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ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS SHALL HAVE UNTIL 4/18/22 TO FILE A RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT. SIGNED BY HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 2/23/22. 2/24/22 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 02/24/2022)

Feb. 23, 2022

Feb. 23, 2022

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56

1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings AND Order

Feb. 24, 2022

Feb. 24, 2022

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SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ORDER THAT A INITIAL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE TO COMMENCE ON 3/17/22 AT 9:30 A.M. IN COURTROOM 16 A;ETC.. SIGNED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE ON 3/7/22. 3/8/22 ENTERED AND E-MAILED.(JL) (Entered: 03/08/2022)

March 7, 2022

March 7, 2022

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57

~Util - Set Hearings AND Order

March 8, 2022

March 8, 2022

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58

ORDER THAT THE PARITES SHALL APPEAR FOR A FOLLOW-UP SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE IN COURTROOM 3H ON 4/28/22, AT 9:30 AM, BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE. FURTHER INFORMATION OUTLINED HEREIN. SIGNED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE ON 3/18/22. 3/18/22 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 03/21/2022)

March 18, 2022

March 18, 2022

PACER
58

~Util - Set Deadlines/Hearings AND Order

March 21, 2022

March 21, 2022

PACER
59

Minute Entry for proceedings held before MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE Settlement Conference held on 4/28/22. (rf, ) (Entered: 04/29/2022)

April 28, 2022

April 28, 2022

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59

1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings AND Settlement Conference

April 29, 2022

April 29, 2022

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ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF SHALL SUBMIT A DEMAND FOR THE "BLUE" CATEGORY OF CASES ON THE DAMAGES MATRIX TO DEFENDANTS AND THE COURT BY 5/20/22. FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF PLAINTIFFS' DEMAND, DEFENDANTS SHALL SUBMIT AN OFFER FOR THE "BLUE" CATEGORY OF CASES TO PLAINTIFFS AND THE COURT NO LATER THAN 6/3/22. THE PARTIES SHALL APPEAR FOR A FOLLOW-UP SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ON 6/8/22, AT 9:30 AM, IN COURTROOM 3H. SIGNED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE DAVID R. STRAWBRIDGE ON 5/11/22. 5/11/22 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 05/12/2022)

May 11, 2022

May 11, 2022

PACER
60

1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings AND ~Util - Set Deadlines/Hearings AND Order

May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022

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61

Notice of Withdrawal of Appearance

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

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61

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by LILIANA ZARAGOZA on behalf of All Plaintiffs (ZARAGOZA, LILIANA) (Entered: 05/18/2022)

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

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Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Policing

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 14, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Residents of a predominantly Black neighborhood in West Philadelphia.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Abolitionist Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

City of Philadelphia (Philadelphia), City

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Freedom of speech/association

Equal Protection

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Reporting

Amount Defendant Pays: $9,825,000

Order Duration: 2023 - 2025

Issues

General/Misc.:

Pattern or Practice

Racial profiling

Retaliation

Discrimination Basis:

Race discrimination

Affected Race(s):

Black

Policing:

Excessive force

False arrest