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Civil Procedure Keyed to Glannon
Leathermann v. Tarrant County Narcotics Intelligence & Coordination Unit
Citation:507 U.S. 163 (1993)
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Leatherman filed a civil rights action against a unit of municipal government, the Tarrant County Narcotics Intelligence and Coordination Unit, under 42 U.S.C. 1983. The basis alleged for municipal liability was the Tarrant County Narcotics Intelligence and Coordination Unit’s failure to adequately train police officers. The district court granted a motion to dismiss the complaint. The court applied a heightened standard of pleading. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed. The Supreme Court granted certiorari.
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