Content Category: state violence

2021 ACD FSV Report: Death by the State: Police Killings and Jail Deaths in St. Louis

This groundbreaking report offers an introduction to the issue of Fatal State Violence (FSV) in St. Louis, Missouri. It provides an overview of killings by police and in custody...

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2015 ACD Report: It’s Not Just Ferguson: Consolidate the Municipal Courts

This 2015 report by ACD shows general trends in court practices and police conduct across St. Louis County municipalities and offers a series of potential reforms.

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2014 ACD Report: Municipal Courts Whitepaper

This 2014 ACD report highlighted racial disparities in traffic stops, excessive revenue generation, and excessive warrants and arrests. It confirms the lived experiences of poor and Black people in...

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Lawsuit: Eric Smith and Allaeddin Qandah v. St. Charles County et al.

ACD and co-counsel filed suit against St. Charles County for their systemic practice of allowing abuse against those caged in the jail, specifically our clients Eric Smith and "Ali"...

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Lawsuit: Allaeddin Qandah v. St. Charles County et al.

ACD and co-counsel sued St. Charles County on behalf of our client, Ali Qandah, who while caged in St. Charles County was subjected to violence based on his national...

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Lawsuit: Velma Payton v. City of St. Louis

ACD sued the City of St. Louis on behalf of the Payton family after their loved on, Louis "Lyen" Payton died from a preventable overdose in the Workhouse.

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Lawsuit: Jerome Jones, Derrick Jones, and Rusan Darnell v. City of St. Louis

ACD and co-counsel filed suit against the City of St. Louis for routinely and excessively macing detainess and cutting off the water supply to people in jail as pusnishment...

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Lawsuit: Daniel Williams v. City of St. Louis, et al.

ACD and co-counsel filed suit against the City of St. Louis and multiple SLMPD police officers on behalf of Daniel Williams, who was beaten unconscious by the officers, hospitalized,...

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Lawsuit: James Cody et al. v. City of St. Louis

ACD sued the City of St. Louis on behalf of a class represented by 7 plaintiffs who suffered inhumane conditions, inadequate resources, and violence while detained in the City's...

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#ProSeSTL: View and Print Guide

This provides recommendations for viewing and printing the 2019 #ProSeSTL know your rights guides.

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