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Carillo v. Count of Los Angeles, 12-57229

In two separate actions brought under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 by plaintiffs who had been wrongfully imprisoned for decades before eventually securing habeas relief, alleging that police officers failed to disclose evidence that would have cast serious doubt on the testimony of key prosecution witnesses, the district court's denial of qualified immunity to police officers is affirmed where the law in 1984 clearly established that police officers had to disclose material, exculpatory evidence under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963), and any reasonable officer would have understood that Brady required the disclosure of the specific evidence allegedly withheld in the case.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/26/2015
  • Published 08/26/2015


  • Fisher


  • United States Ninth Circuit