No. 07-1425.

528 F.3d 1 (2008)

Ramón ROSADO-QUIÑONES; Lilliam Rodríguez-López, Plaintiffs, Appellants, v. Pedro A. TOLEDO, Superintendent of the Police of Puerto Rico; Inspector Andrés Rosa-Rodríguez, Former Director of the C.I.C. in Mayagüez; Lt. Jorge Velázquez-Almodóvar, Director of the Robbery Unit of the C.I.C. of Mayagüez; Colonel José L. Caldero-López, Auxiliary Superintendent for Criminal Investigation for the Island of Puerto Rico; Commander Héctor Agosto-Rodríguez, In charge of the Police of Mayagüez, Defendants, Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided June 4, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Raúl Barrera-Morales with whom Jesús M. Hernández Sánchez and Hernández Sánchez Law Firm were on brief for appellants.

Irene S. Soroeta-Kodesh, Assistant Solicitor General, with whom Salvador J. Antonetti Stutts, Solicitor General, and Mariana D. Negrón Vargas, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, were on brief for appellees.

Before TORRUELLA, Circuit Judge, SELYA, Senior Circuit Judge, and LYNCH, Circuit Judge.

LYNCH, Circuit Judge.

Ramón Rosado-Quiñones, an officer in the Puerto Rico Police Department ("PRPD" or "Department"), brought an action against Department officials under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 seeking over $10 million in damages. He claimed that his superiors violated his First Amendment rights when they assigned him to new job duties, allegedly in retaliation for his having filed a lawsuit against them in a local court. Rosado also asserted a due process...

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