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Doe v. City of Memphis

Allegation: Memphis police don’t take the investigation of sex assaults as seriously as other violent crimes. Over several decades, police declined to test over 15,000 rape kits, resulting in spoliation. Sixth Circuit (over a dissent): The city unreasonably delayed discovery and didn’t produce evidence that could allow plaintiffs to succeed on their equal protection claim. The case should not have been dismissed.


Tags: 2019, Equal Protection, Police, Sexual Assault, Sixth Circuit

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