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 charge of race discrimination against the Providence Police Department and a formal claim for damages with the City of Providence.  The damages claim is a legal prerequisite to the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of the plaintiff, Michael Clark, an African-American recruit who was dismissed from the Police Academy after enduring months of harassment from trainers.

Current Status:
Discrimination charge and damages claim both filed in March 2020.

Cooperating Attorney:
Laura Harrington

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  • Mar 19, 2020 - ACLU Takes Legal Action on Behalf of African-American Recruit Drummed Out of PVD Police Academy