Douglas v. Cooley

Case Information

Full Name : Jeffrey Douglas v. Steve Cooley, in his official capacity as Los Angeles County District Attorney; Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office; Leroy Baca, in his official capacity as Los Angeles County Sheriff; and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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Court : Los Angeles County Superior Court

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Co-Counsel : Charles Ogletree; Michael J. Brennan; Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg, PC

Douglas v. Cooley is a lawsuit against the L.A. District Attorney and Sheriff’s Department seeking to halt unlawful policies that suppress exculpatory evidence in criminal trials.

Case Developments

September 27, 2012

As a result of the ACLU lawsuit, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department implemented a new system of reporting and tracking complaints against deputies by employee number and name. The ACLU subsequently dropped this part of the lawsuit against the LASD.  Learn more about the victory.

July 10, 2012

The ACLU filed suit against D.A. Steve Cooley, L.A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca, and the L.A.S.D. Read the complaint.