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Civil Rights – Murder Investigation – Qualified Immunity – Constitutional (access required)

Mead v. Shaw (Lawyers Weekly No. 004-004-16, 25 pp.) (Graham Mullen, J.) 3:13-cv-00132; W.D.N.C. Holding: In a murder investigation, the police developed circumstantial cases against both the victim’s fiancé (plaintiff) and her ex-boyfriend. The police did not act unreasonably when they decided to charge plaintiff instead of the ex-boyfriend. Summary judgment for defendants. Probable cause existed to arrest ...

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