McClendon v. City of Albuquerque

What is the McClendon lawsuit?

McClendon v. City of Albuquerque, No. CIV-95-0024 JAP/KPM, is a federal class action civil rights lawsuit aimed at improving Bernalillo County’s operation of the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) and practices of the City of Albuquerque, including the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). 

What is the McClendon lawsuit about?

The McClendon lawsuit insures that the constitutional and statutory rights of people held at MDC are not violated. The lawsuit allows the McClendon lawyers to monitor jail conditions such as:

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Civil rights are a class of rights that protect individuals

Civil rights are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from infringement by governments, social organizations, and private individuals, and which ensure one's ability to participate in the civil life of the society without discrimination or repression.

Civil rights law deals with the protections and liberties enjoyed by the American people. These rights are designed to ensure that people are treated equally and without respect to their ethnicity, gender, or other such attributes. They also guard against overly intrusive conduct by the government. Government actors are not permitted to make decisions arbitrarily, or to deprive individuals of their lives or property without affording them due process of law. While civil rights violations give rise to a host of civil and criminal penalties for the offender, attorneys practicing in this area of the law are generally engaged in seeking financial compensation for victims.

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