Cases & Deals

Student resolves lawsuit against American University and D.C. Metropolitan Police Department over incident with university police

Client(s) Wheeler, Gianna

Ms. Wheeler and American University announce that they have mutually resolved her lawsuit against the University. American University is committed to the safety, security, and well-being of all students and the entire university community. To that end, the University will retain a third party consultant to assist with its regular periodic review of its policies and procedures regarding its responses to reports of situations involving students having social, emotional, behavior, or medical difficulties which may involve wellness checks and involuntary hospitalizations. Ms. Wheeler also settled her claims against the Metropolitan Police Department arising from the same incident. Ms. Wheeler is represented by Jones Day and the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs.

Wheeler v. American University, et al., 1:20-cv-02735 (D.D.C 2021)