Determined whether municipalities can be held liable for hiring employees who injure someone.
Full Case Title:
- Fairness in the Courts
- Violence Against Women and Girls
Legal Momentun's Role:
- Authored Amicus Brief
Legal Momentum submitted a brief on behalf of numerous women's rights organizations. The brief argues that the Fifth Circuit correctly affirmed the district court judgment holding Bryan County liable under §1983 for hiring a police officer with deliberate indifference to the applicant's criminal record and for causing a constitutional violation. Decisions by municipal polcymakers can have a profound effect on women's Constitutional rights and municipalities should remain liable for such decisions.