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Savage v. State of Maryland, 17-1636

Affirming in part the dismissal of an African-American police officer's discrimination and retaliation claims against a state prosecutor for reading aloud criminal suspects' letters containing racial epithets at a trial preparation meeting that the officer attended. The Fourth Circuit held that the police officer did not state a claim for racial harassment or retaliation as no reasonable employee could believe that the prosecutor's conduct violated civil rights law and because the prosecutor was protected by absolute prosecutorial immunity.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/07/13


  • Harris


  • United States Fourth Circuit