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Advice of counsel sinks malicious prosecution (access required)

Where an Alleghany County Sheriff’s Department’s sergeant relied on advice from the commonwealth’s attorney and findings of probable cause by a neutral magistrate in seeking arrest warrants, qualified immunity barred the § 1983 malicious prosecution claims. Background S. Travis Shrewsbury and Waneta G. McKinney commenced this civil action against Sergeant David F. Williams of the Alleghany County ...