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Saunders v. Sheriff of Brevard County

Allegation: Suicidal pretrial detainee spends months in Brevard County, Fla. jail crammed barefoot in 9-by-15 cell exposed to the urine, feces, semen, blood, and vomit of up to seven cellmates. Eleventh Circuit (over a dissent): Qualified immunity for the officer in charge; such conditions do not violate the Eighth Amendment, and, even if they did, the officer wouldn’t have known that. Moreover, plaintiff didn’t show that the officer was aware of said conditions.


Tags: 2018, Eighth Amendment, Eleventh Circuit, Qualified Immunity

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