No. 21325.

352 F.2d 213 (1965)

Robert L. PIERSON et al., Appellants, v. J. L. RAY et al., Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit.

October 25, 1965.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

L. H. Rosenthal, Jackson, Miss., Carl Rachlin, New York City, for appellants.

Thomas H. Watkins, E. W. Stennett, City Atty., Elizabeth W. Grayson, Jackson, Miss., for appellees.

Before JONES and BELL, Circuit Judges, and HUNTER, District Judge.

JONES, Circuit Judge:

The appellants brought an action against the appellees alleging a common-law tort claim for false imprisonment and a statutory1 claim for damages for a deprivation of civil rights. The appellants were clergymen. One of them is a Negro. The appellees Ray, Griffith and Nichols were police officers of the City of Jackson, Mississippi. The appellee Spencer was the Police Justice and Ex-Officio Justice of the Peace, Hinds...

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