Justly Prudent files federal civil rights lawsuit to protect Black homeowners

By JD Howlette Law

Today, fitting for the Juneteenth holiday, our firm announced the filing of a blockbuster federal civil rights lawsuit to protect the rights of our clients, a Black successful family, to use and enjoy their property in Accokeek, MD on equal basis with that of White residents. 

Since moving into their elegant waterside residence in the summer of 2020, the lawsuit alleges that Angela and Prince Floyd have been subjected to relentless acts of racial discrimination, intimidation, and harassment by neighbors and community leaders, resulting in over 100 police complaints filed against them and the imposition of several baseless citations. The named defendants have referred to the Floyds as “criminals” and other disparaging characterizations, and they are accused of improperly levying various political connections to target the Floyds with unjustified law enforcement and code enforcement actions, including the installation of “no parking” signs along the Floyds’ property line.

No family should ever have to endure such egregious acts of harassment and discrimination in their own community based on race or ethnicity,” said Managing Attorney Jordan D. Howlette. “This lawsuit seeks swift justice for the Floyds and harsh accountability for those responsible.”