No. 08-2256.

591 F.3d 555 (2010)

Jimmy W. BIVENS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Larry TRENT, Jay Keeven, Diane Rotter, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided January 6, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John A. Baker, Attorney (argued), Baker, Baker & Krajewski, Springfield, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Paul Berks, Attorney (argued), Office of the Attorney General, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before POSNER, MANION, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

MANION, Circuit Judge.

Jimmy Bivens, an officer in the Illinois State Police ("ISP"), discovered that he had elevated levels of lead in his blood due to lead contamination at the indoor firing range where he was stationed. He complained to his superiors, both directly and through a union grievance, about the safety of the working conditions. The firing range was immediately analyzed and closed for environmental remediation...

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