CA11: No QI where ptf showed potential false arrest and lengthy detention where crime lab found no drugs

Plaintiff showed sufficient evidence to have a jury decide that her jaywalking arrest was bogus and that led to finding alleged cocaine. Instead, the supposed cocaine was sand leaking from a stress ball that allegedly tested positive for cocaine in a field test. The state crime lab determined two months later that it was sand and not cocaine, but plaintiff remained in jail another four months, unable to afford bond. Qualified immunity denied. Goldring v. Henry, 19-13820 (11th Cir. Nov. 12, 2021). See Reason: Cops Thought Sand From Her Stress Ball Was Cocaine. She Spent Nearly 6 Months in Jail. by C.J. Ciaramella (“And now an appeals court has ruled the cops who arrested her aren’t entitled to qualified immunity from her lawsuit.”)

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