Moya v. Garcia, 887 F.3d 1161 (10th Cir. April 24, 2018).
Apr 24, 2018
The plaintiffs were arrested based on outstanding warrants and detained in a county jail for 30 days or more prior to their arraignments. The arraignment delays violated New Mexico law requiring arraignment of a defendant within 15 days of arrest. The plaintiffs asserted supervisory liability claims against the sheriff and wardens of the jail. The Tenth Circuit affirmed the district’s court’s dismissal of these § 1983 claims because the state trial court’s failure to schedule timely arraignments could not be attributed to the sheriff or to the wardens.