Taking Stock: Report from the 2010 Roundtable on the State and Local Law Enforcement Police Pattern or Practice Program (42 USC § 14141) [open pdf - 821KB]
"On June 21, 2010, the Civil Rights Division (CRT) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) convened a roundtable of invited law enforcement officials, researchers and consultants to review and discuss DOJ's Police Pattern or Practice Program and authority under 42 USC § 14141. Fifteen years ago, the police misconduct provision was enacted with the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (the Crime Act). This provision granted authority to DOJ to intervene in local jurisdictions where police agencies engaged in patterns or practices of violating constitutional rights or federal law. Since that time and to date, the Special Litigation Section (SPL) of CRT has initiated more than 125 preliminary inquiries, pursued investigations of over more than 56 state and local law enforcement agencies, provided technical assistance, and entered into a number of settlement agreements (including memorandums of agreement and consent decrees) in which law enforcement agencies agreed to implement changes to remedy alleged patterns or practices of police misconduct."
DOJ No. NCJ 234458
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: https://ncjrs.gov/