Manuel v. City of Joliet

Allegation: Police fabricate evidence to show that man was carrying ecstasy in a vitamin bottle (even though every test of the pills shows they’re legal), and he spends 48 days in Joliet, Ill. jail before charges are dropped. Supreme Court (2017): Detention without probable cause violates the Fourth Amendment. But he might have filed suit too late. Seventh Circuit: His two-year window to sue began when he was released from jail, not when he was arrested. So he’s entitled to a decision on the merits.

Tags: 2018, Fourth Amendment, Police, Seventh Circuit

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