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Herrera v. City of Albuquerque, 09-2010

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action alleging a false arrest, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where an officer in defendant's position could have reasonably concluded that probable cause existed to arrest plaintiff for violating a New Mexico child endangerment statute.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/14/2009
  • Published 12/14/2009


  • BRISCOE, Circuit Judge., Before BRISCOE, McKAY, and HARTZ, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Tenth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • David Meilleur, (Nancy L. Simmons, Law Offices of Nancy L. Simmons, P.C., Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the briefs), Albuquerque, NM, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Erika E. Anderson of Robles, Rael & Anaya, P.C., Albuquerque, NM, for Defendants-Appellees Officer M.L. O'Brien and City of Albuquerque.