Mick v. Raines

Allegation: Clinton County, Mo. officers arrest man without warrant or probable cause; they beat him repeatedly without cause; they break his arm, withhold medical attention. Video of one beating captures only his screams for help because the camera is pointed at the ceiling. Eighth Circuit: He can’t sue the officers because the operative complaint doesn’t include a sentence that “expressly and unambiguously” presses claims against them in their individual capacities. And no suing their supervisors because there is insufficient evidence such beatings are common practice at the jail; the proffered statements from other detainees are inadmissible hearsay. (No mention of the camera in the ruling; comes from oral argument around 12:15.)

Tags: 2018, Eighth Circuit, Evidence, Search Warrant

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