In May 2022, the ACLU of Massachusetts, together with Sidley Austin, LLP, filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts State Police (MSP), Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and an MSP trooper in his individual capacity. The lawsuit asks the court to declare that these defendants violated the constitutional due process rights of the plaintiff when the named MSP trooper acted against DCR regulations by summarily and indefinitely banning plaintiff from a public park without notifying her of the basis for the ban and without providing her any opportunity to be heard. For almost a year, the agencies have failed to take corrective action.

Date filed

May 16, 2022


Middlesex Superior Court