No. 84-1586.

475 U.S. 335 (1986)

106 S.Ct. 1092

89 L.Ed.2d 271


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 5, 1986

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ann M. Sheadel, Assistant Attorney General of Rhode Island, argued the cause for petitioners. With her on the brief was Arlene Violet, Attorney General.

Leonard Decof, argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief was John S. Foley.*

JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case presents the question of the degree of immunity accorded a defendant police officer in a damages action under 42 U. S. C. § 1983 when it is alleged that the officer caused the plaintiffs to be unconstitutionally arrested by presenting a judge with a complaint and a supporting affidavit which failed to establish probable cause.


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