Johnson v. Pawtucket - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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Johnson v. Pawtucket (2020)

Category: Active Case    Civil Rights    Criminal Justice    Discrimination    Racial/Ethnic Discrimination    Police Practices    Students' Rights    Youth Rights    

About this Case:
This is a lawsuit against the City of Pawtucket over a School Resource Officer’s (SRO) unlawful handcuffing and arrest of a 13-year-old African-American middle school honors student.

Current Status:
Lawsuit filed in June 2020.

Cooperating Attorneys:
Shannah Kurland, Lynette Labinger

Related Documents
Related News Releases
  • Jun 01, 2020 - ACLU Sues Pawtucket School Officials Over Unlawful Arrest of 13-Year-Old Honors Student
  • Jan 20, 2020 - ACLU Takes Legal Action over Unlawful Arrest of 13-Year-Old Honors Student