ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION RE RELATED CASES DELPHINE ALLEN ET AL. V. CITY OF OAKLAND, CASE C-00-4599-TEH 3
District Court of the Northern District of California.
URGENT NEED FOR DECISION ON RELATED CASE MOTION
is a suit challenging the Oakland Police Department's using excessiveforce on peaceful protesters in violation of OPD's Crowd Management/Crowd ControlPolicy. Plaintiffs in
seek a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent theOakland Police Department from using excessive force on peaceful protesters atassemblies and demonstrations that are highly likely to occur later
. Particularlybecause relief from this Court is necessary on a very short time frame to avoid irreparableharm to constitutional rights, the interests of justice and the criteria under the Local Rulesweigh strongly in favor of conducting these proceedings with a judge who already hasfamiliarity with the Oakland Police Department and its Crowd Management/CrowdControl Policy.
WHY THE CASES SHOULD BE RELATED
The following cases have been before Judge Henderson:1.
Spalding et al v. City of Oakland et al.
, C11-02867 TEH;2.
Coles, et al. v. City of Oakland and Local 10, International Longshore andWarehouse Union, et al v. City of Oakland
, Nos. C03-2961 and 2962 TEH;3.
Delphine Allen, et al. v. City of Oakland, et al
., Master File No 00-4599 TEH.
was the earliest filed case and
wereeach related to
by order of Judge Henderson. Plaintiffs move to relate theinstant case to these three cases, and hereby file this Administrative Motion to ConsiderWhether Cases Should be Related. These cases are related because they involve many ofthe same parties and policies of the Oakland Police Department, and because there will bean unduly burdensome duplication of labor and expenses if they are conducted by