Civil rights plaintiff sued law enforcement officers.
Youmans v. T.A. Gagnon, in his official and individual capacity, 2010 WL 4608409 (11th Cir.): Civil rights plaintiff sued law enforcement officers, claiming they were deliberately indifferent to serious medical needs of pretrial detainee. Law enforcement officers asserted defense of qualified immunity. The 11th Circuit held that defendants were entitled to defense of qualified immunity. It was not clear under preexisting law that objectively reasonable officer would have known that four-hour delay for booking and interviewing a detainee with visible abrasions on head, face, shoulder, elbow, and hand, none of which was shown by record to have been bleeding and none of which ultimately required stitches, was a constitutional violation.