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.
- Argued 01/13/2003
- Decided 05/22/2003
- Published 05/22/2003
- POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, KANNE, and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- 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.