A 10th Circuit panel out of Kansas City, Kansas, concluded a district court correctly denied qualified immunity in a Fourth Amendment case.
The 10th Circuit reversed a district court decision denying qualified immunity to a police officer, but ruled the officer violated the Fourth Amendment rights of a person under arrest.
The case relies on a police reform bill passed in 2020 that allows suits against officers based on violations of the state constitution.
The 10th Circuit ruled a civil lawsuit brought against detectives whose investigation led to a wrongful conviction may proceed.
The 10th Circuit found a deputy and medical personnel shouldn’t have been granted qualified immunity in a wrongful death case.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals last week revived a convicted terrorist's lawsuit alleging he was denied daily group prayer in prison.
Kansas High School Dance Coach Not Covered by Qualified Immunity in Race Discrimination Suit, 10th Circuit Rules
A high school dance coach was not protected by qualified immunity for her part in a team-wide “boycott” of a Black student.
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