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CASE ENTRY

J.K.J. v. Polk County

Polk County, Wisc. corrections officer sexually assaults two female inmates over three years. (He’s sentenced to 30 years.) Jury: For which the county is liable. Pay each woman $2 mil. Seventh Circuit: Reversed. The officer went to some lengths to conceal his misconduct; no reasonable jury could believe corrections officials were deliberately indifferent to the risk of such assaults. Dissent: Officials didn’t punish prior sexually predatory behavior by a different officer; the jury’s verdict’s is not so unreasonable.


Tags: 2019, Deliberate Indifference, Seventh Circuit, Sexual Assault

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