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Civil Liability of Law Enforcement Agencies & Personnel
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Other Misconduct: Conspiracy
City marshal who "accompanied"
a fired worker off the premises of a private company owned by the city
mayor did not act under color of law in doing so. Joint activities of mayor
and marshal did not constitute a "conspiracy" sufficient to support
federal civil rights liability. Marshal's mere presence did not violate
fired employee's rights and he did not use force or take employee into
custody, but rather merely "stood by" in case a disturbance developed.
Staudinger v. Hoelscher, Inc., 166 F. Supp. 2d 1335 (D. Kan. 2001). [N/R]
341:74 Officers could not be liable for conspiracy to violate arrestee's rights when no evidence showed that they "formed an agreement to purposely violate" his rights. Parker v. Grand Hyatt Hotel, No. CIV.A.98-2453 (RMU), 124 F. Supp. 2d 79 (D.D.C. 2000).
No evidence that sheriff, police chief and church leader conspired together against night club that presented all-male strip show Gators of Tifton, Inc v. Stokes, 368 S.E.2d 834 (Ga.App. 1988).
Law enforcement officials not liable for alleged conspiracy to obstruct justice by not prosecuting those responsible for arson of tavern Settler v. Johnson, 857 F.2d 224 (4th Cir. 1988).
Deputies, who committed burglaries then framed plaintiff, not entitled to indemnification Hibma v. Odegard, 576 F.Supp. 1549 (WD Wis 1984).
Jury finds officers guilty of assaulting bicyclist and conspiring to cover it up Stone v. City of Chicago, 738 F.2d 896 (7th Cir. 1984).
Over $1 million awarded to survivors of a 1958 shooting victim Bell v. City of Milwaukee, 746 F.2d 1205 (7th Cir. 1984).
Acting chief of police liable for destroying mug shot requested by plaintiff's attorney Zmija v. Baron, 326 N.W.2d 908 (Mich.App. 1982).
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