Federal judge blasts D.C. Attorney General's Office for concealment of evidence
A U.S. federal judge called for an investigation into the conduct of the Washington, D.C., Office of the Attorney General for its concealment of crucial evidence in a case brought by the PCJF arising from the mass arrest of nearly 400 peaceful demonstrators and others.
U.S. Judge Blasts D.C.'s Handling of Protest Cases
A federal judge chastised D.C. government lawyers Wednesday for how they have defended lawsuits brought by nearly 400 people arrested during a 2002 protest in downtown Washington. U.S. District Judge Emmet G.
Federal judge wants probe of missing police records
A federal judge has called for an investigation into the D.C. police department after officials there destroyed key evidence related to a controversial mass arrest of anti-globalization protesters in 2002.
Appeals court disallows D.C. police checkpoints
A U.S. appeals court has slapped the District of Columbia with a restraining order forbidding Mayor Adrian Fenty and Police Chief Cathy Lanier from erecting any more police barricades to prevent violence.
Court Condemns D.C. Roadblocks
A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that checkpoints set up by District police in neighborhoods beset by violence are unconstitutional, effectively ending a crime-fighting tactic that officials say was used in only the most dire circumstances to protect residents.
Court: D.C.'s Trinidad checkpoints not legal
A federal appeals court Friday declared unconstitutional a controversial police checkpoint program used to cordon off a crime-ridden D.C. neighborhood last year. The unanimous 14-page opinion of a three-judge panel of the U.
Court Rules D.C. Checkpoints Are Unconstitutional
In an unanimous and strongly worded ruling, a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has declared the District of Columbia's so-called Neighborhood Safety Zone checkpoint program to be unconstitutional.
The Killing of Trey Joyner
In response to reports that a resident of the District was shot in the back and killed in the Trinidad neighborhood by undercover federal law enforcement agents, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund filed a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) demanding disclosure of the directives and policies authorizing and implementing the program through which the officers were operating.
PCJF Files FOIA Request After Police Killing in Trinidad
In response to reports that a resident of the District was shot in the back in the Trinidad neighborhood by undercover federal law enforcement agents, the PCJF filed a FOIA request today demanding disclosure of the directives and policies through which the officers were operating.