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Olivier v. Baca

Allegation: Pretrial detainee was denied bed, slept on floor for his three-and-a-half-day stay at Los Angeles County jail facility. Can he sue the now-former sheriff? Nope, says the Ninth Circuit: exigent circumstances. Hundreds of inmates at facilities across the county were rioting at the time; jail staff had their hands full.


Tags: 2019, Fourteenth Amendment, Ninth Circuit, Prisoner Civil Rights

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