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Alfano v. Lynch, 16-1914

In an action under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 arising out of an arrest, the district court's entry of summary judgment in the officer-defendant's favor on qualified immunity grounds is reversed where given the state of the preexisting law, the unconstitutionality of a police officer's actions in taking a person into protective custody, handcuffing that person, transporting him to a police station, and jailing him without probable cause to believe that he is incapacitated should have been apparent.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/02/01




  • United States First Circuit


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