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Pierce v. San Mateo County Sheriff's Dept., A138278

In this civil rights action, plaintiff filed suit under title 42 United States Code section 1983 after members of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force allegedly conducted a warrantless search of plaintiff’s home. Judgment of dismissal is affirmed as to defendant Sheriff’s Department and judgment is reversed as to the individual Doe defendants, where: 1) defendant is not a “person” subject to a suit for damages under section 1983; and 2) none of the individual Doe defendants appeared, nor have they ever been served.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/31/2014
  • Published 12/31/2014


  • Banke


  • California Court of Appeal