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CARROLL S. VENEY, et al. v. PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD, et al.,

Torts — Negligence — Qualified immunity

This case arises from a shooting in the parking lot of a night club in Prince George’s County. Carroll S. Veney, appellant, was arrested in connection with the crime and remained incarcerated for approximately four months. After being released on bond, the sole eyewitness to the incident recanted his identification and the charges were nolle prossed. Appellant and his wife, thereafter, filed a complaint in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County against the lead detective and Prince George’s County, appellees, alleging false arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, violation of Article 24 of the Maryland Declaration of Rights, battery, negligence, gross negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and loss of consortium. Appellees filed a motion for summary judgment, which was granted by the court, and judgment was entered in favor of appellees.

Appellant noted a timely appeal and presents the following question for review: Did the trial court err in granting appellees’ Prince George’s County and Matthew Kaiser’s Motion for Summary Judgment?

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