United States v. County Los Angeles (Antelope Valley) (C.D. Cal.)

Overview: 

On April 28, 2015, the United States filed a  complaint  and  settlement agreement  in United States v. Los Angeles County (Antelope Valley) (C.D. Cal.), alleging police misconduct and Fair Housing Act violations by deputies of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department ("LASD") located in the Antelope Valley region of Los Angeles County. The complaint, which was filed jointly with the Division's Special Litigation Section, alleges a pattern or practice of conduct by LASD that deprived persons of rights, privileges, and immunities protected by the United States Constitution and the Fair Housing Act. With respect to the Fair Housing Act claims, the complaint alleges that LASD discriminated against African-American participants in the federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program in the Cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, CA. The settlement agreement requires LASD to pay $700,000 into a settlement fund to compensate aggrieved persons, and pay a $25,000 civil penalty to the United States. The court entered the settlement on May 1, 2015. 

press release (4/28/15)

Case Open Date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Case Name: 
United States v. County Los Angeles (Antelope Valley) (C.D. Cal.)
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Tags: 
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
LASD
Fair Housing Act
FHA
Fourth Amendment
Fourteenth Amendment
race
African-American
african american
black
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
Lancaster
Palmdale
police misconduct
Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act
pattern or practice
2:15-cv-03174
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Civil Rights - Special Litigation Section
Updated February 7, 2017