Berry v. Doss, No. 17-2565 (8th Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of qualified immunity to correction center officials in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action brought by a former inmate alleging that the officials failed to protect him from sexual and physical harassment, threats, and assault. The court held that sufficient factual allegations from the verified complaint remained pending to support the district court's finding of material factual disputes. Therefore, the court dismissed the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.