Wednesday, September 29, 2004

No constitutional claim against police officer for records search

In Phillips v. Bailey, Judge Conrad of the W.D. Va. dismissed the plaintiff's claims under 42 U.S.C. 1983, where he alleged that the defendant police officer had lied to get others in the town police department to pull up the plaintiff's DMV record and credit history. The Court concluded there was no constitutional protection against this information being accessed.

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