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10th Circuit rules against officers who allegedly procured false confession from mentally disabled man

The Tenth Circuit has affirmed a trial court’s denial of qualified immunity to several Colorado police officers, who are being sued for allegedly using a confession they knew to be false to charge plaintiff Tyler Sanchez, a man with cognitive … Continue reading

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10th Circuit: Bernalillo County deputies must face trial on excessive force claims

In March 2013, the Maresca family — wife, husband, and three children — were returning from a hiking excursion in their red 2004 Ford-150 pickup truck when two Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies pulled their vehicle over. The Marescas had not … Continue reading

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