Reedy v. Evanson

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The brief argues that police aressted a woman with no probable cause based on long-discredited beliefs about sexual assault. 

Full Case Title: 

Sara Reedy v. Frank Evanson, et al.
  • Fairness in the Courts
  • Violence Against Women and Girls


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This brief makes a case for the reversal of the district court decision granting defendants-appellees summary judgment. Appellant had sued regarding false charges of theft after she reported a robbery and rape. The brief argues the police had no probable cause for arrest, but instead based the charges on long-discredited beliefs about sexual assault. In its decision, the Court of Appeals found the District Court to be in error in granting summary judgment on the probable cause issue.