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Opinions – U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals: 2/14/11

Civil Rights Qualified immunity BOTTOM LINE: Police officers who suspected a man of child pornography lacked qualified immunity from suit for their no-knock entry into the man’s home, notwithstanding the fact that the man and his wife were licensed to ...

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4th Circuit faults use of no-knock entry

Members of three Special Operations Team squads who stormed a West Virginia home after 10 p.m. with a search warrant do not have qualified immunity for their no-knock entry or the alleged use of excessive force against the family’s teenage ...

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Former Md. police officer gets 5 years on child porn charge

A former Anne Arundel County police lieutenant has been sentenced to five years in prison on a child pornography charge. Forty-seven-year-old James Cifala pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography after he was caught “sexting” with a teenage girl. Federal prosecutors ...

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