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BROWN v. LYFORD, 99-41297

Doubts as to the credibility of the witnesses, even where the interrogation techniques are highly coercive, does not necessarily preclude a reasonable prosecutor from having probable cause to seek an indictment, particularly where aspects of the witness' statements are corroborated by physical evidence.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/21/2001
  • Published 02/21/2001


  • PATRICK E. HIGGINBOTHAM, Circuit Judge:, Before KING, Chief Judge, and HIGGINBOTHAM and DUHÉ, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Andy Wade Tindel (argued), Tyler, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellant., Ramon Gustave Viada, III (argued), Abrams, Scott & Bickley, Houston, TX, for Lyford., Jose Manuel Rangel (argued), Austin, TX, for Goar and Minshaw., George Brown Barron, Orange, TX, for Fleig., Nancy Kathleen Juren (argued), Austin, TX, for Baggs., Robert Scott Davis (argued), Flowers, Davis, Fraser, Derryberry & Van Cleef, Tyler, TX, for Upshur County, TX.