Johnson v. Board of Police Com'rs.U.S. District Court
A proceeding held before an official trial, especially to clarify points of law and facts.
1. Of or relating to a pretrial.
2. DETAINEE de·tain·ee
A person held in custody or confinement: a political detainee.
Noun 1. detainee - some held in custody
Johnson v. Board of Police Com'rs, 370 F.Supp.2d 892 (E.D.Mo. 2005). Homeless persons brought a [section] 1983 action against a city police captain and a city, claiming that their Fourth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendment Fourteenth Amendment, addition to the U.S. Constitution, adopted 1868. The amendment comprises five sections. Section 1
Section 1 of the amendment declares that all persons born or naturalized in the United States are American citizens and citizens rights were violated when they were periodically removed from a downtown area. After the district court entered a preliminary injunction A temporary order made by a court at the request of one party that prevents the other party from pursuing a particular course of conduct until the conclusion of a trial on the merits.
A preliminary injunction is regarded as extraordinary relief. barring the continuation of the alleged harassment, the defendants moved to dismiss. The district court denied the motions. The court held that the Fourth Amendment rights of the homeless persons who were allegedly wrongfully detained were further violated when jailers ordered them to perform manual labor or risk continued confinement, before they were charged with or found guilty of the commission of a crime. (City of St. Louis, St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners)