False imprisonment/arrest.

16. False Imprisonment/Arrest U.S. District Court Barstow v. Shea, 196 F.Supp.2d 141 (D.Conn. 2002). A nurse brought a suit against her FALSE supervisor at a locked nursing facility located IMPRISONMENT in a correctional center. The nurse alleged that the supervisor prevented her from leaving work, despite her desire to seek medical treatment for an illness. The district court granted summary judgment, in part, in favor of the nurse. The court held that the supervisor was not entitled to qualified immunity for allegedly unreasonably seizing the nurse and for allegedly arbitrarily subjecting the nurse to differential treatment by requiring the nurse to have a coworker complete a medical incident report regarding her medical condition. The court found that the supervisor could be held liable for false imprisonment under state law, for directing a correctional officer not to unlock a door to permit the nurse to leave the facility due to a claimed illness. (Osborn Correctional Center, Connecticut) U.S. District Court Peacock v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, 199 F.Supp.2d 306 (D.Md. 2002). A detainee sued FALSE local and county officials alleging false arrest IMPRISONMENT and false imprisonment. The district court granted summary judgment for the defendants. The court held that members of the sheriff's office could not be held liable for detaining...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT