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Lewis v. City of St. Louis

Allegation: St. Louis prosecutor dismisses all charges against man, but he remains in jail for eight days. Can he sue the prosecutor? The Eighth Circuit says no. While there is a right not to be imprisoned without charges, the prosecutor has no clearly established duty to ensure that anyone is released from jail. (The man’s claims against other officials are still pending.)


Tags: 2019, Eighth Circuit, Qualified Immunity, Threats

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