No. 91-2514.

971 F.2d 1087 (1992)

Elise Elizabeth GORDON, individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of Clarence Gordon, Deceased, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. C.W. KIDD, Julius Lloyd, Elaine Gravitt, Todd Lockamy, R.E. Ramsey, Deputy Sheriff, John W. Smith, Deputy Sheriff, City of Charlotte, B.G. Simmons, Officer, R.S. Barker, Officer, C.G. Lyman, Officer, Defendants-Appellants. and Roy Rivers, Sergeant, Benjamin Cooper, Robert Bynum, Defendants.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided July 1, 1992.

As Amended July 7, 1992.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lawrence P. Egerton, Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, Winston-Salem, N.C., Frank B. Aycock, III, Charlotte, N.C., argued (Tyrus V. Dahl, Jr., Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, Winston-Salem, N.C., James O. Cobb, Ruff, Bond, Cobb, Wade & McNair, Kenneth H. Boyer, Jones, Hewson & Woolard, Charlotte, N.C., Louis L. Lesesne, Jr., Lesesne & Connette, Charlotte, N.C., on brief), for defendants-appellants.

William D. McNaull, Jr., Charlotte, N.C., argued (Patricia E. King, on brief), for plaintiff-appellee.

Before SPROUSE and LUTTIG, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge:

This appeal concerns the suicide of Clarence Gordon while he was detained in the Mecklenburg County jail. Appellants, defendants below, are the city of Charlotte, employees of the city, and employees of Mecklenburg County. The appellants assign error to the denial of their motion for summary judgment in an action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 brought by Elise Elizabeth Gordon, individually and as administratrix of the...

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