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Civil Rights – Section 1983 – City Jail – Deputy Sheriff Discharged – Not Policymaking Authority (access required)

Where the plaintiff-deputy sheriff sued the sheriff and the city under § 1983 contending that he was dismissed by the defendant-sheriff for failing to support the sheriff for re-election, the city is entitled to summary judgment in its favor because the sheriff did not exercise policymaking authority in making his employment decision. Plaintiff was the ...