Manning v. Cotton, No. 16-3076 (8th Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of qualified immunity and dismissal of the City's appeal for lack of jurisdiction in an action alleging violation of plaintiff's civil rights after she was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. The court held that Officer Cotton violated no constitutional right by arresting plaintiff and was entitled to qualified immunity for the arrest; Officer Delezene was not entitled to qualified immunity because plaintiff's allegations were based on disputed material facts and thus summary judgment was not appropriate in this case; and the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the City's appeal.