United States Seventh Circuit

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Jackson v. Parker, 09-3873

In plaintiff's Fourth Amendment claim against a police officer for false arrest, alleging that the officer did not have probable cause to arrest plaintiff for driving under the influence and other minor traffic violations, district court's grant of the officer's motion for summary judgment is affirmed where: 1) the district court correctly determined that a finding of probable cause bars plaintiff's false arrest claim even if the officer did not have probable cause to arrest plaintiff for a DUI and even though he was not ultimately charged with driving a prohibited vehicle; and 2) plaintiff has forfeited his argument, that he was unreasonably detained in violation of the Fourth Amendment because of the alleged DUI frame-up, by not raising it for the first time on appeal.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 09/13/2010
  • Decided 12/03/2010
  • Published 12/03/2010

Judges

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Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

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