No. 21-30210.

60 F.4th 262 (2023)

Andrea ARMSTRONG, Executrix of the Estate of Glenn Ford, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Don ASHLEY; Gary Alderman; Gary Pittman; Everett T. Rushing; Billy Lockwood; Frank Datcher; Glynn Mitchell; Rodney Price; The City of Shreveport; Caddo Parish District Attorney James Stewart; The Estate of George McCormick, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

FILED February 15, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Steven Edwards Art , Samuel D. Heppell , Mark Loevy-Reyes , Loevy & Loevy, Chicago, IL, William Brock Most , Law Office of William Most, New Orleans, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Joy C. Rabalais , Borne, Wilkes & Rabalais, L.L.C., Lafayette, LA, Allison McDade Ackal , Jeansonne & Remondet, L.L.C., Lafayette, LA, for Defendants-Appellees George McCormick Estate, and Caddo Parish District Attorney James Stewart.

Joseph S. Woodley , Edwin Henry Byrd, III , Marshall Perkins, Esq. , Pettiette, Armand, Dunkelman, Woodley, Byrd & Cromwell, L.L.P., Shreveport, LA, for Defendants-Appellees City of Shreveport, Don Ashley, Gary Alderman, Gary Pittman, Everett T. Rushing, Billy Lockwood, Frank Datcher, Glynn Mitchell, and Rodney Price.

Before Jones, Southwick, and Oldham, Circuit Judges.

Isadore Rozeman was shot and killed in his jewelry shop in 1983, and Glenn Ford was sentenced to death for the crime. Thirty years later, Louisiana vacated Ford's conviction because new evidence identified the real murderer. After his release from prison, Ford filed this § 1983 suit seeking damages from police...

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