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File #: 190994    Version: 1 Name: Settlement of Lawsuit - Riana Buffin and Crystal Patterson - City to Comply with New Pretrial Detention Policies and Provide Funding for Pretrial Diversion Project
Type: Ordinance Status: Pending Committee Action
Introduced: 10/8/2019 In control: Government Audit and Oversight Committee
On agenda: 10/8/2019 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Ordinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by Riana Buffin and Crystal Patterson against Sheriff Vicki Hennessy in her official capacity as Sheriff; the settlement prohibits the Sheriff from using the existing bail schedule for arrested individuals and from using any similar policy that determines the existence or length of pre-arraignment detention based on an arrestee’s ability to pay, requires the Sheriff to release certain arrestees within 18 hours from the time of booking under some circumstances, and is conditioned on the City providing additional funding to the Own Recognizance Project of the San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project; the lawsuit was filed on October 28, 2015, in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. 15-CV-04959-YGR; entitled Riana Buffin and Crystal Patterson, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated v. Vicki Hennessy in her official capacity as the San Francisco Sheriff, et al.; the lawsuit involves claims that the Sheriff’s use of the San Francisco Superior Court’s bail schedule as a basis for pre-arraignment detention or release of arrestees violates the United States Constitution.
Attachments: 1. Leg Ver1, 2. Ntc of Stipulated Judgment, 3. Comm Pkt 101719
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