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FINSEL v. CRUPPENINK, 02-2223

A county sheriff deputy was not entitled to qualified immunity in a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action, as he should have known that he could not lawfully break down a door and forcibly enter plaintiff's motel room under the circumstances.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 02/14/2003
  • Decided 04/21/2003
  • Published 04/21/2003

Judges

  • TERENCE T. EVANS, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and DIANE P. WOOD and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • John H. Otto (argued), Zimmerly, Gadau, Selin & Otto, Champaign, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Michael W. Condon, Dana M. Shannon (argued), Hervas, Sotos, Condon & Bersani, for Itasca, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.
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