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CASE ENTRY

Colbruno v. Kessler

Allegation: Pretrial detainee has psychotic break, defecates on himself during transport to hospital. Denver sheriff’s deputies remove his soiled clothing, march him through hospital wearing naught but a pair of mittens. Tenth Circuit(over a dissent): There’s no prior case directly on point that put the deputies on notice that that violated clearly established law. But the detainee can still sue them because it’s so outrageous.


Tags: 2019, Fourteenth Amendment, Qualified Immunity, Tenth Circuit

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