July 21, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

Massey v Ojaniit

Massey had five felony convictions vacated in state court. He sued Ojaniit and two other police officers alleging his federal and state rights were violated when he was wrongly arrested and convicted. The district court granted judgment on the pleadings to Ojaniit and the other officers on qualified immunity grounds. The panel dismissed in part and affirmed in part. It dismissed the appeal as to one officer as Massey failed to file objections to the magistrate’s report. It affirmed as to Ojaniit and the remaining officer as even if the alleged false statements and omissions were made, they played no part in Massey’s conviction which was based on in court identifications which were subjected to cross examination and there was sufficient evidence to support a finding of probable cause to arrest.

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