ACLU (National Prison Project) (2011)

Successfully sued the Los Angeles County Jail system alleging severe overcrowding and other unconstitutional conditions. A consent decree was reached in 2014 under which the Jail System had to adopt a detailed plan to reform its use of force policies and practices. Rutherford v. Baca

Implementation of the plan is subject to monitoring by a panel of court appointed experts and federal court enforcement.  In 2015 a federal court granted final approval to the settlement.   

Click here to see the original grant, including the six-month and year-end reports.