Briefs: Representing Appellants
John v. El Monte (9th Cir. 2007) 515 F.3d 936
Timothy T. Coates
Practice Area: Constitutional Law
United States Court of Appeals
GMSR partner Tim Coates persuaded the Ninth Circuit to reverse the denial of summary judgment to law enforcement officer Eric Youngquist in a civil rights action arising from the arrest of a school teacher for child molestation based solely on interrogation of the victim. The court held that the officer had probable cause as a matter of law and clarified the limitations on an officer’s need to conduct additional investigation once probable cause has been established.
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