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Gomez v. Toledo
Citation:446 U.S. 635, 100 S.Ct. 1920, 64 L.Ed.2d 572 (1980)
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Carlos Gomez (Petitioner) was discharged without a hearing from his position as an agent with the Puerto Rican Police Department after he told his supervisor and testified to the fact that two agents had falsified evidence in a criminal investigation. Petitioner brought a §1983 claim against the Superintendent of the Police of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Respondent), claiming he was discharged without due process, causing him anxiety, embarrassment, and injury to his reputation. Respondent argued he was protected by qualified immunity, filed a motion to dismiss.
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