After years of being forced to endure a work environment pervaded by race discrimination and retaliation that also contaminate relationships between police and the community, 13 Officers of Color with the Prince George’s Police Department, along with the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association and the United Black Police Officers Association, filed suit in federal court in Greenbelt challenging PGPD’s pattern and practice of unconstitutional conduct.

Their lawsuit, filed with the support of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, and Arnold & Porter, asks the court to find these PGPD policies and practices unlawful, to mandate comprehensive reforms, and to provide justice to the officers and community members who have experienced this egregious mistreatment.

December 12, 2018: "Prince George’s Officers of Color File Federal Lawsuit Challenging Widespread Race Discrimination, Retaliation by PGPD"


The plaintiffs are represented by John Freedman, Peter Grossi, Jr., Adam Pergament, Titalayo Rasaki, Matthew Lanahan, and Matthew Horton from Arnold & Porter; Jonathan Smith and Dennis Corkery from the Washington Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights & Urba

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

Arnold & Porter

Date filed


U.S. District Court of Maryland


Judge Theodore Chuang



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