No. 83-1437.

727 F.2d 79 (1984)

Modesto CRUZ, Appellant v. Peter DONNELLY, John Adams, A & P Food Stores and William Rayburn.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided February 10, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Albert M. Sardella (argued), West Chester, Pa., for appellant.

Alan R. Shaddinger (argued), Michael D. Carr, Malcolm & Riley, P.C., West Chester, Pa., for A & P Food Stores and William Rayburn.

Before ADAMS and GARTH, Circuit Judges, and BROTMAN, District Judge.



This is an appeal from an order granting summary judgment in favor of an operator of a retail food store and its employee who were sued under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 after two police officers, acting at the request of the company's employee, stripped and searched the plaintiff for stolen goods. The case requires us to clarify the current law governing § 1983 liability of private parties who participate in an allegedly...

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