CA9: Seven hour arrest and detention of decedent’s wife as witness to a police shooting was unreasonable under clearly established law

Plaintiff’s husband was shot by sheriff’s deputies and killed and she was arrested as a material witness, taken away, and held for seven hours–four before any questioning. This was unreasonable under Maxwell v. County of San Diego, 708 F.3d 1075, 1083-84 (9th Cir. 2013), and they get no qualified immunity. Kendrick v. County of San Diego, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 26447 (9th Cir. Aug. 30, 2019).*

TSA officers are “law enforcement officers” for purposes of an alleged unreasonable search conducted in a private room and then the filing of alleged retaliatory state charges against the plaintiff. Pellegrino v. United States Transp. Sec. Admin., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 26392 (3d Cir. Aug. 30, 2019) (en banc).

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