CA7: Police officers who obtained def’s blood work from a hospital under an Indiana statute didn’t violate the 4A

Plaintiff sued under § 1983 because police got his blood work from the hospital albeit under Indiana statute. “We turn next to Stewart’s Fourth Amendment claim. The district court entered summary judgment for the defendant police officers on the basis that they were entitled to judgment as a matter of law because they obtained the blood test results under the Indiana statute. The defendants urge us to affirm on that basis or on the grounds of qualified immunity. Agreeing that the district court committed no error, we choose the latter course.” Stewart v. Parkview Hosp., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 31473 (7th Cir. Oct. 22, 2019).

The Sheriff’s failure to release plaintiff promptly did not show deliberate indifference. There are systems for entering information from the courts to get people released. Defendant’s “singular experience” resulting in his over detention doesn’t show pattern and practice. Levy v. Marion Cty. Sheriff, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 31041 (7th Cir. Oct. 18, 2019).*

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