No. 06-3527.

487 F.3d 554 (2007)

Stacy ALTONEN, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS; William McManus, individually, and in his capacity as Chief of Police for the City of Minneapolis, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: June 4, 2007.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles T. Hvass, Jr., argued, Minneapolis, MN, for appellant.

James A. Moore, argued, Assistant City Attorney, Minneapolis, MN (Lisa Needham, Asst. City Attorney, on the brief), for appellee.

Before WOLLMAN, JOHN R. GIBSON, and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.

MURPHY, Circuit Judge.

Stacy Altonen, a lieutenant in the Minneapolis Police Department, sued the City of Minneapolis and Chief of Police William McManus under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging retaliation in violation of the First Amendment for her support of a competing candidate for chief. The district court1 granted defendants' motion for summary judgment, and Altonen appeals. We affirm.

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