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Civil Rights – Assault & Battery Arrest – Probable Cause – Conflicting Stories (access required)

Even though the arresting officer knew of the complainant’s history of aggression towards the plaintiff’s decedent, the statements of the complainant and her son gave the officer probable cause to arrest the decedent for assault and battery after her altercation with the complainant. We affirm summary judgment for the officer on plaintiff’s federal claims. However, as ...

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