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Schmidt v. Creedon, 09-2051

In a Due Process challenge to the suspension of appellant from a police department, judgment of the district court in favor of defendants is affirmed because except for extraordinary situations, a brief and informal pre-termination or pre-suspension hearing is necessary under Pennsylvania law even when union grievance procedures permit a policeman to challenge his suspension after the fact, but defendants are entitled to qualified immunity.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/29/2011
  • Published 03/29/2011



  • United States Third Circuit