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Flint v. City of Belvidere, 791 F.3d 764, 766 (7th Cir. 2015)

May 4, 2015

In this section 1983 action, the Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of the City of Belvidere, the police department, and certain police officers. The plaintiff’s son was a police informant who was subsequently shot in what is now a cold case. The plaintiff sued the City of Belvidere and others under Section 1983, but plaintiff lacked any evidence that her son’s death was proximately caused by the defendant’s failure to keep his name confidential. Plaintiff failed to present facts to support her due process claim under the state-created danger doctrine. At best, plaintiff’s case boiled down to speculation, which was insufficient to reach a jury.

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