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CASE ENTRY

Hurt v. Wise

Allegation: Evansville, Ind. and Kentucky state police deliberately coerced false confessions out of teenagers whose uncle’s body was found in the Ohio River—near bridge where he’d threatened to commit suicide several times. Later, officers file false reports that corroborate the confessions. (Charges against the niece are dropped. The nephew is acquitted on all counts.) Seventh Circuit: No qualified immunity for the officers.


Tags: 2018, Police, Qualified Immunity, Seventh Circuit

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