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Civil Rights: Search and Seizure-Qualified Immunity

Where a deputy, who sexually assaulted a woman, brought claims including unreasonable search and seizure and municipal liability against a sheriff and the county, prior instances of sexual misconduct were not similar in kind or sufficiently egregious to show a pattern of sexual assault by deputies, so the sheriff was entitled to qualified immunity in his individual capacity.

Judgment is reversed.

McGuire v. Cooper (MLW No. 74658/Case No. 18-2809 – 7 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Erickson, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska.