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Vasquez v. Lewis, — F.3d —, 2016 WL 4436144 (10th Cir. Aug. 23, 2016)

Aug 23, 2016

The Tenth Circuit rejected the defense of qualified immunity in this case brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, involving the search of a vehicle following a traffic stop. The officers’ reliance on the fact the plaintiff was from Aurora, Colorado, a “drug source” and “home to medicinal marijuana dispensaries,” was impermissible.