CA6: Officer arresting on warrant for failure to perform community service that was mistakenly issued had QI

The officer executing a warrant that should not have been issued by the court in the first place for plaintiff’s failure to perform his community service had qualified immunity. Beckham v. City of Euclid, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 8453 (6th Cir. May 10, 2017).

Even without consideration of field sobriety tests, the probable cause to arrest defendant for DUI was supported by the trooper’s observation of defendant’s driving, defendant’s bloodshot and glassy eyes, odor of alcohol, admission that he had been drinking and a PBT. State v. Tipple, 2017-Ohio-2774, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 1766 (May 11, 2017).*

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