CA3: Ptf adequately pled City had a pattern of illegal searches to state a § 1983 claim

Plaintiff was imprisoned for six months on a drug charge. After a successful motion to suppress, the charges were dropped. His § 1983 case against the officers fails, but it survives challenge against the city. “He has adequately alleged that its Police Department had a custom of warrantless searches and false arrests. He also sufficiently pled that the Department failed to train, supervise, and discipline its officers, specifically with respect to ‘the requirements of [the] Fourth Amendment and related law.’ App. at 160. Because Roman has stated a plausible claim against the City, we vacate and remand the District Court’s holding on municipal liability. We affirm in all other respects.” Estate of Roman v. City of Newark, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 3154 (3d Cir. Jan. 29, 2019).*

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