No. 22-1427.

73 F.4th 10 (2023)

Isaura PENATE, Plaintiff, Appellant, v. Daniel F. SULLIVAN; Gary J. Gemme, Chief of Police; George Adams; Donna Brissette; City of Worcester, Defendants, Appellees, Joseph Scampini, John Does 1 through 8, Defendants.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

July 11, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert A. Scott , with whom Héctor E. Piñeiro and Lizabel M. Negrón-Vargas were on brief, for appellant.

Wendy L. Quinn , with whom Michael E. Traynor , City Solicitor, and Hassett & Donnelly, P.C., were on brief, for appellees.

Before Kayatta, Howard, and Montecalvo, Circuit Judges.

On April 12, 2016, the Worcester police used a SWAT team to execute a warrant at a residential apartment. They were looking for evidence of a violent crime but instead found Isaura Penate, a pregnant nineteen-year-old who spoke no English. Shortly after the SWAT team entry, Penate started experiencing contractions, and she...


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