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Investigation of the East Haven Police Department

In September 2009, the Civil Rights Division opened an investigation of the East Haven Police Department (EHPD) pursuant to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Following a comprehensive investigation, on December 19, 2011, the Justice Department announced its findings that EHPD has engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against Latinos, a violation of the Constitution and federal law. The documents on this page provide more information about the investigation, the Justice Department's findings, and next steps.

Findings Letter

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Complaint and Settlement Agreement

Complaint (2012)

Settlement Agreement (2012)

Compliance Reports

Joint Compliance Expert's First Compliance Report (2013)

Joint Compliance Expert's Second Compliance Report (2014)

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