Simpson v. Rowan

July 7, 2016
section_1983_civil_rights

Arrestee, who was accused of murder, sued police for false arrest but was subsequently found guilty in the criminal case. Federal judge held that the civil suit was barred by criminal conviction. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals subsequently affirmed the lower court’s decision. Michael Condon represented the Village of Riverdale in the case. Simpson v. Rowan, No. 04-1897125 Fed. Appx. 720 (7th Cir. 2005).