United States First Circuit

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Soto-Cintron v. US, 17-1180

Held that the U.S. government was not liable for the actions of agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who stopped a pickup truck at gunpoint and handcuffed and detained an innocent man for up to 20 minutes. The man brought this suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act alleging false imprisonment. Affirming the district court, the First Circuit held that the government was entitled to summary judgment.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/20


  • Lipez


  • United States First Circuit


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