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CASE ENTRY

Gardner v. Evans

Allegation: Lansing, Mich. police execute search warrants at plaintiffs’ houses, wantonly damaging property and causing building code violations. Then they call in a code inspector, who deems the homes uninhabitable, which prevents cleanup for nearly a month and results in a rodent infestation in one house. Sixth Circuit: Plaintiffs failed to properly identify the individual officers involved, so qualified immunity. Some of their claims against the inspectors can go, however.


Tags: 2019, Police, Qualified Immunity, Search Warrant, Sixth Circuit

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