Stop Raids Against Homeless
Oakland - A lawsuit filed December 13, 2016 by civil rights groups charges the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) with violating the constitutional rights of homeless people by confiscating and destroying their property in ongoing sweeps. On multiple occasions, Caltrans has failed to give proper notice before raiding encampments—refusing plaintiffs an opportunity to move their belongings before destroying them in trash compactors.
In Southern Humboldt and through out Humboldt county, Caltrans practices the same 'clean-up' procedures, disposing of personal property without warning.
We have 2 plaintiffs from southern Humboldt that have experienced losing everything they own on 3 different occasions. They too will be listed in the lawsuit against Caltrans.
If you have lost private property due to Caltrans actions-
please contact the law offices of:
WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE & DORR LLP
KEITH L. SLENKOVICH
950 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, Ca. 94304
Telephone: 1 (650) 858-6110
Fax: 1 (650) 858-6100
The details of the suit....