No. 10-56515.

713 F.3d 1183 (2013)

Donald WIGE, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CITY OF LOS ANGELES; Officer Ryan Bellows; Leonard McKensie; Officer Jason Leikam, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed April 16, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James S. Muller (argued), Law Offices of James Muller, and Chris Ford , Law Office of Chris Ford, Los Angeles, CA, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Amy Jo Field (argued), Deputy City Attorney, and Carmen A. Trutanich , City Attorney, Los Angeles, CA, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before: ALEX KOZINSKI, Chief Judge, PAUL J. WATFORD and ANDREW D. HURWITZ, Circuit Judges.


WATFORD, Circuit Judge:

The State of California charged the plaintiff in this case, Donald Wige, with attempted murder. A jury eventually acquitted Wige, but not before he spent ten months in jail awaiting trial. In this action, brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Wige sues several police officers and their employer, the City of Los Angeles, for false arrest, false imprisonment, and malicious prosecution.

The question before us is whether...

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