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Civil Rights No qualified immunity for actions leading to false convictions (access required)

Where state and county law enforcement officers allegedly coerced a false confession out of two teenage boys with severe intellectual disabilities, the officers are not entitled to qualified immunity because they violated teenagers’ clearly established constitutional rights. Background This case stems from the wrongful conviction of two brothers, both teenage boys with severe intellectual disabilities, for the ...

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