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Los Angeles Police Department (California)

Summary: In July 1996, the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice (the Division) opened an investigation into the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). In May 2000, the Division identified a pattern or practice of excessive force and unlawful stops, searches and arrests linked to inadequate training, supervision, and accountability systems. In November 2001, the parties entered into a court-enforced consent decree. The consent decree terminated in July 2009, although a transition agreement between the Division and the City of Los Angeles remained in effect until May 2013. Fast Facts Case Status: Closed City and State: Los Angeles, California Year Initiated: 2000 Year Closed: 2013 Case Documents Document PDF/HTML Link Findings Letter 2000 Link Consent Decree 2001 PDF

New Orleans Police Department (Louisiana)

Summary: In May 2010, the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice (the Division) opened an investigation of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). The Division had previously opened an investigation into NOPD in June 1995, which closed in March 2004. In March 2011, the Division identified a pattern or practice of excessive force; unlawful stops, searches and arrests; discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, and LGBT status; and gender discrimination in the failure to adequately respond to and investigate violence against women. In January 2013, the parties entered into a court-enforced consent decree, which remains in effect. Fast Facts Case Status: Ongoing City and State: New Orleans, Louisiana Year Initiated: 2010 Year Closed: Ongoing Case Documents Document PDF Link Findings Report 2011 PDF Findings Letter 2011 PDF Second Amended and Restated Consent Decree 2024 PDF

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