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Caldwell v. City and County of San Francisco

Plaintiff spent 20 years in prison for murder after a San Francisco police sergeant allegedly fabricated evidence and manipulated a witness into falsely identifying him. District court: The sergeant isn’t liable because the prosecutor exercised independent judgment in bringing the murder charges. Ninth Circuit: Right, but that judgment may have been based on the phony evidence. Remanded for trial.


Tags: 2018, Civil Rights, Habeas Corpus, Ninth Circuit, Police

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