Halley v. Huckaby

Anonymous caller to Bryan County, Okla. officials voices concern for a six-year-old boy’s safety on account of his father’s use of drugs and previous arrest record. Two days later, police pick the boy up at school and drive him to a safe-house where they interview him. While the interview doesn’t result in evidence of abuse, it does result in stress and trauma for the boy as well as messes up his relationship with his father. Tenth Circuit: No qualified immunity for seizing the boy, as officials had no reasonable suspicion he was in imminent danger. But immunity for the allegation that they interfered with the boy’s and father’s relationship, as the right wasn’t clearly established.

Tags: 2018, Police, Qualified Immunity, Tenth Circuit

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