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Glaze v. Childs
Citation:861 F.3d 724 (8th Cir. 2017)
The plaintiff was a former detainee at the Faulkner County Detention Center. The plaintiff sued the defendant, a former correctional officer at the Center. the plaintiff alleged that the defendant violated his constitutional rights by failing to protect the plaintiff from a violent attack while detained. The plaintiff’s former cellmate testified that he warned the defendant that three inmates were planning to assault the plaintiff. The defendant denied that the cellmate told him about the planned attack.
Before trial, the district court granted the defendant’s motion in limine to exclude evidence that the defendant resigned from the center in lieu of accepting termination of his employment. The defendant had been accused of passing a cigarette to an inmate in violation of institutional policy. The plaintiff argued that the evidence was admissible under Rule 404(b) and 608(b). The district court did not agree.
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