United States Eighth Circuit

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Whitson v. Stone County Jail, 08-1468

In an action claiming that defendant-officers failed to protect plaintiff from an assault by a fellow prisoner, and others failed to properly train and supervise the officers responsible for her safety, summary judgment for defendants is reversed where a factfinder could conclude that the situation in which plaintiff was placed demonstrated deliberate indifference to a substantial risk to her safety.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 11/19/2009
  • Decided 04/22/2010
  • Published 04/22/2010

Judges

  • BEAM, Circuit Judge., Before MELLOY, BEAM, and GRUENDER, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Eighth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Elizabeth Unger Carlyle, Columbus, MS, argued, for appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Peter A. Lee, Baird, Lightner, Millsap & Harpool, P.C., Springfield, MO, argued (M. Douglas Harpool, on the brief), for appellees.