2nd Circuit: Police Chief Owed Immunity From Retaliation Suit
(February 2, 2016, 2:14 PM EST) -- NEW YORK — A trial court erred when it denied qualified immunity to a police chief in a 42 U.S. Code Section 1983 retaliation suit as “there was no clearly established precedent at the time of the defendant’s conduct that her conduct violated constitutional norms,” a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Jan. 28 (Todd Lynch v. Margaret Ackley, et al., No. 14-3751, 2nd Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 1378).
(Opinion available. Document #73-160212-005Z.)
“The court did not correctly apply the law for determining...