D.C. quietly folds up police checkpoint program
Remember all the controversy over military checkpoints in the District neighborhood of Trinidad? D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier set up roadblocks there in the summer of 2008 in an effort to combat crime in the Northeast neighborhood.
D.C. cancels checkpoint program following U.S. Court of Appeals ruling
Late yesterday, the D.C. Police Department announced that the Chief of Police was rescinding the so-called "Neighborhood Safety Zone" program. Having had its program declared unconstitutional at the U.
D.C. to pay $450,000 to war protesters over 2002 interrogation
The District agreed to pay $450,000 Monday to eight war protesters to settle a civil lawsuit they filed after a 2002 interrogation. The protesters had alleged that FBI agents had detained them in a Washington parking garage and interrogated them on videotape about their beliefs.
PCJF wins settlement in illegal arrest case in D.C.
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) is pleased to announce a victorious settlement on behalf of eight people who were illegally arrested following April 20, 2002 lawful anti-war and IMF/World Bank protests.
PCJF forces D.C. Police to disclose General and Special Orders
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund has just obtained a massive disclosure of previously withheld documents governing police operations. The PCJF forced the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.
Landmark victory: En banc re-hearing denied in checkpoint case
Sixteen months ago, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) filed a major lawsuit on behalf of residents of Washington, D.C., who had been stopped in their cars at military-style checkpoints.
En banc re-hearing in checkpoint case denied
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has denied D.C.'s petition for an en banc re-hearing in the case challenging the constitutionality of the checkpoint program first deployed in 2008 in northeast Washington, D.
Ramsey, Gainer Should Not Sit on Any Independent Review of Gates Arrest
The arrest of Harvard history professor Henry Louis Gates in his home in Cambridge sparked a nationwide discussion about police misconduct.
Pershing Park Runaround
The August 6 Washington Post Editorial on the mass arrests of peaceful protestors in Washington, D.C. in 2002 echoes Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan’s “extraordinary rebuke” of D.C. government and police officials.
Federal Judge to D.C.: 'There will be significant prices to pay'
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan called D.C.’s mishandling of a high-profile suit alleging false arrest the “civil counterpart” of the Justice Department’s botched prosecution of Ted Stevens.