U.S. Attorney Pam Marsh Is Cracking Down On Our Government’s Public Corruption In Tallahassee And Leon County
U.S. Attorney Marsh said, “Prosecution of public corruption is a top priority of this office. Those whom the public entrusts with authority must serve their constituents with integrity and honor. Greed and self-interest have no place in public service, and violations of the law will be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted. We look forward to joining with federal law enforcement and members of the concerned public in bringing to justice those who seek to line their own pockets at the expense of the public trust.”
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On these pages, you can view information about the U.S. Attorney and the contact information for the office by telephone or by postal mail.
Northern District of Florida – Tallahassee Headquarters: (850) 942-8430
Northern District of Florida – Pensacola Division: (850) 444-4000
Northern District of Florida – Panama City Division: (850) 785-3495
Northern District of Florida – Gainesville Division: (352) 378-0996
Correspondence to the Northern District of Florida, including the U.S. Attorney, may be sent to:
Tallahassee Headquarters 111 North Adams Street 4th Floor U.S. Courthouse Tallahassee, FL 32301
Pensacola Division 21 East Garden Street Suite 400 Pensacola, FL 32502 850-444-4000
Panama City Division 1001 East Business Hwy 98 2nd Floor Panama City, FL 32401
Gainesville Division 300 East University Avenue Suite 310 Gainesville, FL 32601
(Expose Police Misconduct For Violating Citizen’s Federal Rights)
Conduct Of Law Enforcement Agencies
The Section’s police misconduct authority is based on the police misconduct provision of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, which authorizes the Attorney General to file lawsuits seeking court orders to reform police departments engaging in a pattern or practice of violating citizens’ federal rights, as well as the anti-discrimination provisions of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which together prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin by police departments receiving federal funds.
The Section has already obtained significant relief under its police misconduct authority. For example, in 1997, the Section obtained two consent decrees to remedy systemic misconduct in municipal police departments in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Steubenville, Ohio. The decrees require the police departments to implement widespread reforms, including training, supervising, and disciplining officers and implementing systems to receive, investigate, and respond to civilian complaints of misconduct. The decrees have had a widespread impact and are being used as models by other police departments. The Section also has used its police misconduct authority to reform restraint practices in a Louisiana jail and to obtain systemic relief in juvenile correctional facilities. The Section is investigating other systemic problems in law enforcement agencies, including excessive force; false arrest; discriminatory harassment, stops, searches or arrests; and retaliation against persons alleging misconduct.
Section staff investigate police departments by interviewing police officials and witnesses of alleged wrongdoing, reviewing numerous records, and evaluating departmental practices. As with the Section’s CRIPA work, staff work with nationally renowned experts who assist with evaluating investigative material and developing and monitoring remedies to address deficiencies.
The Special Litigation Section is an integral part of the Division’s Police Misconduct Initiative, along with representatives from various sections in the Division, the Office of Justice Programs, and the FBI. This Initiative was created at the Attorney General’s request to coordinate Department-wide enforcement efforts to combat police misconduct. The Chief of the Special Litigation Section serves as the Co-Chair for Civil Enforcement of the Initiative.
For further information, please see contact information below or check the website at http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/spl/police.php
Chief Jonathan M. Smith
Special Litigation Section
(202) 514-6255 Toll-free at: (877) 218-5228
FAX – (202) 514-0212 Alt. FAX – (202) 514-6273 Email: Special.Litigation@usdoj.gov