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Jessop v. City of Fresno PDF - QI granted to officers who stole property while executing a search warrant : law
9th circuit says that qualified immunity protects officers who simply stole money while executing a warrant; one concurring judge seems to claim that would be 100% legal even without QI.
law  4thAmmendment  qualifiedimmunity  via:reddit 
september 2019 by mcherm
Court: Victims can’t make a federal case out of police who stole their money - SFChronicle.com
Qualified Immunity at its most extreme: "there's no way police could have known that stealing money previously seized under a warrant would violate someone's rights, so they can't be held accountable" (for rights violation - state theft charges still might apply).
law  via:reddit  4thAmmendment  qualifiedimmunity  policeimmunity 
march 2019 by mcherm

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