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Case Name DOJ Investigation of Mount Vernon Police Department PN-NY-0063
Docket / Court (no court) ( No Court )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Policing
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
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. read more >
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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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Unreasonable search and seizure
Defendant-type
Law-enforcement
General
Disparate Treatment
Excessive force
Inadequate citizen complaint investigations and procedures
Pattern or Practice
Search policies
Strip search policy
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Special Case Type
Out-of-court
Causes of Action Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000d et seq.
Defendant(s) Mount Vernon Police Department
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filed 12/03/2021
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants
http://law.duke.edu/journals/lcp
Date: Spring 2008
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University in St. Louis Faculty)
Citation: 71 Law & Contemp. Problems 65 (2008)
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