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File #: 16-0723    Version: 1 Name: US Department of Justice Consent Decree
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 4/18/2016 In control: Law
On agenda: 4/20/2016 Final action: 4/20/2016
Title: Dept/ Agency: Law Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Purpose: Settlement of Civil Litigation Docket No.: 2:16-cv-01731-MCA-LDW Claimant: United States of America Claimant's Attorney: Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Paul J. Fishman, United States Attorney, District of New Jersey Attorney's Address: 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530 and 970 Broad Street, Suite 700, Newark, New Jersey 07102 Settlement Amount: N/A Funding Source: Department of Public Safety - Newark Police Division Additional Comments:
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
Related files: 16-0622, 22-0766
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Dept/ Agency: Law
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Purpose: Settlement of Civil Litigation
Docket No.: 2:16-cv-01731-MCA-LDW
Claimant: United States of America
Claimant's Attorney: Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Paul J. Fishman, United States Attorney, District of New Jersey
Attorney's Address: 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530 and 970 Broad Street, Suite 700, Newark, New Jersey 07102
Settlement Amount: N/A
Funding Source: Department of Public Safety - Newark Police Division
Additional Comments:

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WHEREAS, the United States of America, filed a civil action against the City of Newark seeking declaratory and injunctive relief under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. ? 14141 ("Section 14141"); and
WHEREAS, the United States brought this action seeking a remedy for alleged pattern or practice of conduct by law enforcement officers of the Newark Police Department now known as the Newark Police Division ("NPD"), a Division of the Department of Public Safety, the law enforcement agency of the City of Newark, New Jersey, alleging that the NPD has deprived persons of rights, privileges, and immunities secured and protected by the Constitution and laws of the United States; and
WHEREAS, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey has jurisdiction over this action under 28 U.S.C. ?? 1331, 1345, and 2201; and
WHEREAS, the United States is authorized to initiate this action under Section 14141. Section 14141 authorizes the United States to bring suit against a state or local government for equitable and declaratory relief in order to remedy a pattern or practice of conduct by law enforcement officers that deprives persons of rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States; and
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