American Friends Service Committee v. City and County of Denver

Criminal Justice | Freedom of Expression & Religion | Privacy & Technology
Case No. 02-N-0740, United States District Court, District of Colorado
ACLU Case No. 2002-03


On March 11, 2002, the ACLU of Colorado held a news conference in which it disclosed documents that revealed the existence of the Denver Police Department's "Spy Files." The documents showed that Denver police were monitoring and recording the peaceful protest activities of Denver-area residents and keeping files on the expressive activities of law-abiding advocacy organizations, in many cases falsely labeling them as "criminal extremist."

Later that month, the ACLU filed this class action lawsuit on behalf of three organizations and three individuals who were the subjects of "Spy Files." Instead of seeking monetary compensation, the lawsuit seeks new policies and practices and remedies for past abuses.

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Lino Lipinsky
Mark Silverstein , ACLU of Colorado Legal Director

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