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Roanoke police officer immune in Walmart arrest (access required)

Where the officer had a reasonable basis to believe a man had committed or was committing a battery upon Walmart employees, qualified immunity operated to bar  false arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force claims. Background Jeremiah Henderson filed this civil ...

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No immunity for officer who charged wrong suspect (access required)

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A Pulaski County sheriff’s deputy does not have qualified immunity in a civil rights lawsuit filed by a woman he mistakenly charged with felony drug distribution, a federal judge has ruled. The woman contends the deputy lacked probable cause because ...

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