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Lanning v. City of Glens Falls

Allegation: Man’s soon-to-be ex-wife and her Glens Falls, N.Y. cop boyfriend fabricated claims of abuse and other wrongdoing against him; he’s arrested and charged with various crimes. Can he sue for malicious prosecution? He cannot, says the Second Circuit. His complaint failed to plead that the charges were dismissed in a way that affirmatively indicated his innocence, which is a necessary element of any federal malicious prosecution claim.


Tags: 2018, Malicious Prosecution, Police, Second Circuit

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