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Cavataio v. City of Bella Villa, No. 08-2708

By FindLaw Staff on July 06, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In an action for excessive force and assault and battery, district court's grant of summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where: 1) the court did not err in concluding defendant police chief's conduct during plaintiff's arrest was objectively reasonable as a matter of law and did not constitute excessive force; 2) the court did not err in its various evidentiary rulings; 3) the court did not err denying plaintiff's wife's substantive due process claims as her allegations did not meet the "shocks the conscience" threshold; and 4) the court did not err in denying plaintiff's municipal liability claim as there was no constitutional violation by individual officers. 

Read Cavataio v. City of Bella Villa, No. 08-2708

Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Submitted: April 6, 2009
Filed: July 6, 2009

Before RILEY, BENTON, and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by RILEY, Circuit Judge.

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