No. 1327, Docket 90-7013.

906 F.2d 70 (1990)

Lamont WARREN, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Joseph L. DWYER, Individually and in his Official Capacity as an Officer in the Police Dept. of Hartford, CT, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided June 25, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John R. Williams (Williams and Wise, New Haven, Conn., Karen Lee Torre, of counsel), for plaintiff-appellant.

James J. Szerejko (Halloran & Sage, Hartford, Conn., Michael J. Gustafson, of counsel), for defendant-appellee.

Before KAUFMAN, FEINBERG and WINTER, Circuit Judges.

IRVING R. KAUFMAN, Circuit Judge:

In an appeal from a jury verdict exonerating the defendant in a civil rights action for damages flowing from false arrest, we are called upon to determine whether the district court's charge to the jury was of a kind requiring reversal. In particular, we are asked to assess whether the affirmative defense of qualified immunity is an issue appropriate for determination by a jury — or one solely for judicial disposition as a...

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