Case: Mitchell v. Aluisi

1:85-cv-04652 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Nov. 14, 1985

Closed Date: 1989

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Case Summary

This case was filed in 1987 by the ALCU of Maryland on behalf of a detainee of the King George's County jail under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claiming violations of plaintiff's Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment rights. Plaintiff was arrested on for outstanding traffic violations. He had just been released from the hospital. The plaintiff had a history of hypertension. While plaintiff was in lockup, awaiting discharge (because the warrant had been recalled), he suffered a hypertensive episode because h…

This case was filed in 1987 by the ALCU of Maryland on behalf of a detainee of the King George's County jail under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claiming violations of plaintiff's Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment rights. Plaintiff was arrested on for outstanding traffic violations. He had just been released from the hospital. The plaintiff had a history of hypertension. While plaintiff was in lockup, awaiting discharge (because the warrant had been recalled), he suffered a hypertensive episode because his medication had been confiscated. The plaintiff required eight days hospitalization.

The United States Dictrict Court for the District of Maryland (Judge Joseph Howard) granted summary judgment for the Defendants on all claims. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (Judge Wilkinson) affirmed the district court's summary judgment except with regards to the question of whether or not the jail had adequately trained its staff to administer medical care under the deliberate indifference standard sufficient to establish Monell liability.

The case was remanded for consideration of the merits on these grounds, and was closed in 1991. We have no further information about this case.

Summary Authors

Blase Kearney (4/1/2012)

People


Judge(s)

Butzner, John Decker Jr. (Virginia)

Phillips, James Dickson Jr. (North Carolina)

Wilkinson, James Harvie III (Virginia)

Judge(s)

Butzner, John Decker Jr. (Virginia)

Phillips, James Dickson Jr. (North Carolina)

Wilkinson, James Harvie III (Virginia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

872 F.2d 577

April 21, 1989 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 14, 1985

Closing Date: 1989

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

An arrestee on a recalled bench warrant

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Prince George's County (Prince George's), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

Medical/Mental Health:

Medication, administration of