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Old 2 June 2019, 18:39
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Neives v Bartlett

Very important case involving Section 1983, Federal statutes, suing the police for violations of a person’s civil rights. It will now be much harder to sue, tying up officers for years in civil court?
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Very important case involving Section 1983, Federal statutes, suing the police for violations of a person’s civil rights. It will now be much harder to sue, tying up officers for years in civil court?
The USSC's ruling on this is somewhat muddled (due to the partial assents, etc).

Bottom line, IMHO, had the 9th Circuit's ruling been allowed to stand, this would have had some effect on future actions. The USSC reversed and remanded the 9th Circuit's ruling, so the future effect will be minimal. From the USSC majority ruling: "there was probable cause to arrest Bartlett, his retaliatory arrest claim fails as a matter of law."
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Once again the 9th gets spanked.the justices hopefully gave some relief to the street cop. If one lawyer backs off from trying to take an officers job and livelihood it will be worth it
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In this particular case, the DA is the true problem. I used to be a cop in Alaska, and we had this sort of horse shit from DAs quite regularly. Goes like this: Cop arrests suspect. DA decides to drop charges "for budgetary" reasons. Suspect gets lawyer and sues cop, using the DA's failure to charge as evidence that the suspect did nothing wrong. I was sued a couple of times under those circs.
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...the DA is the true problem...
Yep...they have way too much unchecked authority and ability to act with impunity.
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Old 2 June 2019, 23:44
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I'm getting sued federally right now, it has no bearing on my job whatsoever. At some point years from now I will probably spend a few days in court. Since I'm 100% "good" as far as my employer is concerned even if I lose I won't be out a penny.
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In this particular case, the DA is the true problem. I used to be a cop in Alaska, and we had this sort of horse shit from DAs quite regularly. Goes like this: Cop arrests suspect. DA decides to drop charges "for budgetary" reasons. Suspect gets lawyer and sues cop, using the DA's failure to charge as evidence that the suspect did nothing wrong. I was sued a couple of times under those circs.
"contact with law enforcement sufficient sanction"
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I'm getting sued federally right now, it has no bearing on my job whatsoever. At some point years from now I will probably spend a few days in court. Since I'm 100% "good" as far as my employer is concerned even if I lose I won't be out a penny.

1983 Suit? If so, welcome to the club.....LOL I think I racked up 4 in less than two years at one point. All were dismissed by a Federal Judge.
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1983 Suit? If so, welcome to the club.....LOL I think I racked up 4 in less than two years at one point. All were dismissed by a Federal Judge.
I’ve been sued at least 3 times that I know of in the last 2 years. All dismissed. One incident, I wasn’t even working, let alone on scene.
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1983 Suit? If so, welcome to the club.....LOL I think I racked up 4 in less than two years at one point. All were dismissed by a Federal Judge.
I assume that's what it's called although I don't really know.

Whitebean, the lawsuit is riddled with bold faced lies and can't even keep the various officers straight.
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A 1983 suit is basically a Civil Rights violation lawsuit.
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Whitebean, the lawsuit is riddled with bold faced lies and can't even keep the various officers straight.
I don’t doubt it. Best part is nothing will ever be done about it.
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