D.Md.: Private extradition company’s employees could be sued under § 1983 and due process clauses but not 4A since he’s a pretrial detainee

Plaintiff sued an extradition company, Prisoner Transport Services of America (PTS) under § 1983 as a state actor and the Fourth Amendment and due process clauses for inmate abuse in a transport van, describing ugly conditions of transport. “While Plaintiff fails to state a claim under the Fourth Amendment — Plaintiff does, however, state a claim under the Fourteenth Amendment against John Does #1-6 in their personal capacities. Claims challenging the ‘conditions of confinement imposed upon pretrial detainees are examined under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.’ Oladokun v. Maryland, No. CIV.A. DKC-14-463, 2014 WL 7014511, at *7 (D. Md. Dec. 10, 2014).” Karn v. PTS of America, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151889 (D. Md. Sept. 18, 2017).

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