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WDVA: Obscene gesture at officer no grounds for stop (access required)

A plaintiff can proceed to trial on his claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 that a sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop without probable cause. The deputy’s explanation that the plaintiff made a concerning gesture was not constitutionally sufficient. Background For reasons unimportant to this opinion, Plaintiff Brian Clark has been banned from the Patrick County Circuit ...