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Hunter v. Town of Mocksville, NC, 17-1374

Affirmed in part and reversed in part a judgment that three police officers were terminated because they blew the whistle on what they viewed as corruption within a police department. After a jury found in the officers' favor, they appealed certain pre-trial and post-trial rulings. The Fourth Circuit held that the trial judge should not have dismissed the officers' First Amendment claims against the town, and also reversed the judge's conclusion that the town's insurance policy covered only $1 million of the aggregate damages.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/07/26


  • Wynn


  • United States Fourth Circuit