Resource: Resolution Pattern or Practice Litigation: Columbus Police

By: United States Department of Justice

September 4, 2002

The goal of the United States since this lawsuit began has been to ensure that the constitutional rights of all who come in contact with the CDP are protected, by obtaining changes in the way the CDP carries out its policing responsibilities. In light of the significant improvements in the CDP's policies and procedures that the City has initiated, the City's assurances that these changes will be completed, and the mechanism we have secured to evaluate the impact of the changes, it is our view that active litigation with the City is no longer necessary.