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History of the Settlement Agreement
 
sheriff starIn August 2011, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division, initiated an investigation into the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's (LASD) Palmdale and Lancaster Stations in response to community complaints about potential Fair Housing Act violations and other general policing issues in the Antelope Valley.

In June 2013, the DOJ publicized their findings letter, which alleged a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing and otherwise unlawful searches and seizures, including the use of unreasonable force, and violations of the Fair Housing Act. LASD disagreed with the findings, however they subsequently entered into negotiations with the USDOJ and the Settlement Agreement was signed on April 28, 2015.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Press Release:
http://local.nixle.com/alert/5403744/

United States Department of Justice Press Release:
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-and-los...
 
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