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Cady v. Sheahan, 04-3518

Summary judgment for officers in a 18 U.S.C. 1983 suit alleging false imprisonment, false arrest, and illegal search and seizure is affirmed where: 1) a protective search for weapons of both defendant's person and briefcase was warranted and no issue of material fact was presented; 2) the officers were justified in initiating a Terry stop because of defendant's presence outside a courthouse hours before it opened, his appearance and his evasiveness; and 3) the officers did not exceed the permissible scope and duration of the Terry stop.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/03/2006
  • Published 11/03/2006


  • KANNE, Circuit Judge., Before RIPPLE, KANNE, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • William P. Ferranti (argued), Winston & Strawn, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Richard A. Devine, Donald J. Pechous, Dominick L. Lanzito (argued), Office of the Cook County State's Attorney, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.
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