This is the official web site for the class action lawsuit, Spalding et al. v. City of Oakland and Alameda County, et al. This lawsuit is about the mass arrest in Oakland, California, on November 5, 2010, when the Oakland Police Department arrested 152 people on 6th Avenue between E. 17th and 18th Streets. Most of the arrestees had been marching in a demonstration against police violence, on the day that former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was sentenced for the killing of Oscar Grant. Neighborhood residents, observers and others were also arrested. The plaintiffs are suing for violations of their civil rights arising from the arrest, and from the confinement on Alameda County Sheriff's vehicles and in the Alameda County Jail.
The class consists of all persons who were arrested on November 5, 2010, in the mass arrest on 6th Avenue between 17th and 18th Streets, and who were not charged with any crime related to this arrest. On this website you can find case documents and other information for class members. The "Class Notice" explains how to tell if you are a class member.
A SETTLEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED IN THIS CASE, PENDING FINAL COURT APPROVAL.
To receive money and other relief, class members must submit claim forms by AUGUST 5, 2013.
You can download the Settlement Notice and Claim Form HERE.
You can get more information about this case HERE.
You can watch a new video about this case HERE!