United States Seventh Circuit

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ALEXANDER v. DEANGELO, 02-3124

Use of trickery in a sting operation cannot in itself give rise to a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 suit for damages, but where a police officer may have induced an informant to engage in sex with a suspect, the elements of a battery committed by fraud are present. Nevertheless, officers are entitled to qualified immunity.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/13/2003
  • Decided 05/22/2003
  • Published 05/22/2003

Judges

  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, KANNE, and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Christopher C. Myers (argued), Myers & Associates, Fort Wayne, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Robert T. Keen, Jr. (argued), Miller, Carson, Boxberger & Murphy, Fort Wayne, IN, for Defendant-Appellees.