Clark v. Providence Police Department - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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Clark v. Providence Police Department (2020)

Category: Active Case    Discrimination    Racial/Ethnic Discrimination    Due Process    Free Speech    

About this Case:
This is a federal lawsuit charging the Providence Police Department with race discrimination and other violations of the rights of Michael Clark, a Black recruit who was involuntarily dismissed last year from the Police Academy just a few weeks before graduation and after enduring months of harassment from trainers at the Academy.

Current Status:
Lawsuit filed in August 2020.

Cooperating Attorney:
Sonja Deyoe, Georgi J. Vogel-Rosen

Related Documents
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  • Aug 18, 2020 - ACLU of RI Sues on Behalf of Black Recruit Drummed Out of the Providence Police Academy
  • Mar 19, 2020 - ACLU Takes Legal Action on Behalf of African-American Recruit Drummed Out of PVD Police Academy