No. 05-56901.

527 F.3d 853 (2008)

Kenneth BECK, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CITY OF UPLAND; City of Upland Police Department; Martin Thouvenell, City of Upland Police Chief; Jeff Mendenhall, Upland Police Officer; Michael Ollis, Defendants-Appellees, and Intravaia Rock and Sand Corporation; Ron Willemsen; Lee Jackson, Defendants.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed May 28, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas R. Freeman (argued), Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, & Lincenberg, P.C., Los Angeles, CA, and Stephan J. Johnson, Reiss & Johnson, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, for the plaintiff-appellant.

Samuel J. Wells (argued), Samuel J. Wells, APC, Los Angeles, CA, and William K. Hanagami, King & Hanagami, ALC, Los Angeles, CA, for the defendants-appellees.

Before: MARSHA S. BERZON and SANDRA S. IKUTA, Circuit Judges, and JAMES K. SINGLETON, District Judge.

BERZON, Circuit Judge:

Kenneth Beck and the City of Upland, California, engaged for months in an escalating series of disputes arising from Beck's protests against a city contract granted to one of his competitors. In the incident that gave rise to this case, Beck was arrested six days after he confronted two city police officers over what he felt to be unfair treatment by the city. Beck's arrest was pursuant to a warrant for two felony violations of a California...

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