CA9 affirms $1.25M verdict for search of wrong house in Pima Co. AZ

Plaintiffs’ neighbor made a 911 call about a possible altercation with a gun. The Pima County AZ Sheriff’ Office arrived, beat on the door and ordered the plaintiffs out, handcuffed them and placed them in police cars, and then searched their house. The neighbor came and said that they were searching the wrong house. $1.25M verdict affirmed with $200k in attorneys fees. The county admitted a violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights. Larson v. Napier, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 11453 (9th Cir, June 27, 2017). See also Arizona Star (the neighbor was apparently somewhat unbalanced).

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