Case: DOJ Investigation of the Village of Mount Prospect, Illinois Police Department

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Filed Date: 2000

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Case Summary

In January 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice [DOJ] commenced an investigation pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 14141 of the Mount Prospect Police Department [MPPD]. The investigation was prompted by a letter sent to the DOJ by United States District Judge Ruben Castillo, in which he referred allegations of racial profiling of Hispanics raised during the employment discrimination trial of Martinez v. Village of Mount Prospect, 92 F. Supp.2d 780 (N.D.Ill. 2000). Following the investigation, the DOJ an…

In January 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice [DOJ] commenced an investigation pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 14141 of the Mount Prospect Police Department [MPPD]. The investigation was prompted by a letter sent to the DOJ by United States District Judge Ruben Castillo, in which he referred allegations of racial profiling of Hispanics raised during the employment discrimination trial of Martinez v. Village of Mount Prospect, 92 F. Supp.2d 780 (N.D.Ill. 2000). Following the investigation, the DOJ and the MPPD entered into a Memorandum of Agreement on January 22, 2003, which set forth changes to be implemented to certain MPPD police and procedures which included:

• creation of a written policy prohibiting discrimination in policing, including traffic stops

• documentation of various information (including race) for all traffic stops

• improved training and officer supervision

• publication of semi-annual reports that provided statistical and summary information on traffic stops and complaint investigations.

The agreement was to terminate five years after its effective date, unless modified by the parties. As of the date of this summary, it is not known if the agreement has been terminated.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (1/17/2007)

Related Cases

Romero v. Mount Prospect, Northern District of Illinois (2000)

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Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Boyd, Ralph F. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Fitzgerald, Patrick J. (Illinois)

Laser, Joan (Illinois)

Murphy, Donna M. (District of Columbia)

Posner, Mark A. (District of Columbia)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Walsh, Thomas P. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ekl, Terry A. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Boyd, Ralph F. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Fitzgerald, Patrick J. (Illinois)

Laser, Joan (Illinois)

Murphy, Donna M. (District of Columbia)

Posner, Mark A. (District of Columbia)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Walsh, Thomas P. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ekl, Terry A. (Illinois)

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Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Policing

Key Dates

Filing Date: 2000

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States 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: Unknown

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Village of Mount Prospect Police Department (Village of Mount Prospect , Illinois), City

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Special Case Type(s):

Out-of-court

Availably Documents:

None of the above

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Order Duration: 2003 - 2008

Issues

General:

Excessive force

Racial profiling