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Civil Liability of Law Enforcement Agencies & Personnel
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Administrative Liability: Direct Participation
Sheriff who was not even elected, much
less in office, at the time of an incident which was the basis for a civil
rights lawsuit, could not be sued individually, since he was not personally
involved in the incident, and it was "impossible" for him to
have established a policy or custom which caused it Corbin v. Cannon, 838
F.Supp. 561 (M.D. Fla 1993).
Private doctor providing medical services to inmates under contract acts under "color of state law"; can be held liable under civil rights statute West v. Atkins, 108 S.Ct. 2250 (1988).
Liability results for improper medical treatment of arrestee beaten by police. Rock v. McCoy, 663 F.2d 394 (10th Cir. l985).
County medical examiner could be liable for conducting autopsy without widow's permission. Grad v. Kaasa, MD, 314 S.E.2d 755 (N.D.App. 1984).
Administrators, city, and officers liable for death of arrestee caused by choke hold McQurter v. City of Atlanta, Ga, 572 F.Supp. 1401 (N.D.Ga 1983) and 724 F.2d 881 (11th Cir. 1984).
Police chief liable for officers' false arrest and assault while assisting fellow officer in personal matter; judgment for city reversed for failure to file motion for directed verdict. McKinnon v. City of Berwyn, 750 F.2d 1383, (7th Cir. 1984).
Police chief not liable for strip-search conducted where there was probable cause to believe that the family possessed controlled substances Salinas v. Breier, 695 F.2d 1073 (7th Cir. 1982).
See also: False Arrest/Imprisonment: No Warrant, Firearms Related: Intentional Use, Negligence: Public Protection, Defamation
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