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Hansen v. Salt Lake City Corporation

Allegation: Man is attacked on Salt Lake City, Utah street. His nose gets broken, but he can’t identify his assailant. There were witnesses, but police do not process crime scene evidence or arrest anyone. The deadline for the man to file a civil suit against his unidentified assailant passes. Can the man sue the police for preventing his access to the courts? The Tenth Circuit says no.


Tags: 2019, Police, Statute of Limitations, Tenth Circuit

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