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Jones v. Clark, 09-3574

By FindLaw Staff on January 14, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019
Civil rights action against officers for unlawful stop and arrest

Jones v. Clark, 09-3574, concerned an African-American plaintiff's suit against police officers, claiming among things that her Fourth Amendment rights were violated when the officers stopped her and arrested her for taking pictures of houses in an almost entirely white neighborhood while working in her job as a meter reader.

In affirming the district court's denial of the officers' motions for summary judgment, the court held that the district court correctly concluded that plaintiff's suit is not blocked by qualified immunity as the officers cannot point to a single circumstance that could have led them to believe that plaintiff was engaged in criminal activity, nor does any federal or state law justify the stop or support the view that plaintiff was committing a crime.

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