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Farah v. Weyker

“If a federal law-enforcement officer lies, manipulates witnesses, and falsifies evidence, should the officer be liable for damages?” Despite the lede, the Eighth Circuit immediately answers “no.” Specifically, a St. Paul, Minn. police officer who allegedly fabricated a sex trafficking conspiracy cannot be liable under Bivens. (No qualified immunity for the officer, though.)


Tags: 2019, Eighth Circuit, Police, Qualified Immunity, Sex Trafficking

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