Scott v. Becher

Allegation: Inmates beg officer driving them to Ionia, Mich. prison to slow down and stop swerving. The officer laughs and accelerates; they hit a bump in the road; the inmates go airborne. Plaintiff lands on his head, neck, and back. He complains of extreme pain to a nurse, who gives him ibuprofen. He files a grievance; the nurse won’t see about getting him pain medication unless he withdraws it. District court: Qualified immunity for the officer and the nurse. Sixth Circuit: Vacated. The district court must take another look.

Tags: 2018, Deliberate Indifference, Eighth Amendment, First Amendment, Qualified Immunity, Religious Liberty, Retaliation, Sixth Circuit

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