Pottinger v. City of Miami
Significance, City's Treatment Of Homeless Violated Their Constitutional Rights, Negotiations Lead To Settlement Agreement
Michael Pottinger, Peter Carter, Berry Young
City of Miami
That the city of Miami had a policy of harassing homeless people and routinely seized and destroyed their property in violation of their constitutional rights.
Chief Lawyer for Plaintiffs
Benjamin S. Waxman
Chief Defense Lawyer
Quinn Jones III
Justices for the Court
Joseph W. Hatchett (writing for the court), R. Lanier Anderson, Peter T. Fay
Date of Decision
2 February 1996
That a settlement agreement between the homeless of Miami and the City of Miami would provide for police training, law enforcement contracts with the homeless, record keeping, an advisory committee, and $600,000 compensation for the homeless.
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