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Mangiafico v. Blumenthal.

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Mangiafico v. Blumenthal, 358 F.Supp.2d 6 (D.Conn. 2005). A correctional officer brought a civil rights damages suit against a state attorney general and former and current commissioners of corrections, arising from the attorney general's decision not to defend the officer in a prisoner's civil action. The district court held that the attorney general was entitled to absolute immunity from a [section] 1983 claim that was based on his decision not to defend the officer. The court found that the officer stated a First Amendment retaliation claim against the commissioners. The officer alleged that they engaged in a coordinated effort to make him the scapegoat for an excessive force case and that he was transferred to another institution after he filed a lawsuit claiming he was denied representation. The transfer allegedly subjected the officer to diminished career and promotional opportunities and financial losses. (Northern Correctional Institution, Connecticut)
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Title Annotation:PERSONNEL
Publication:Corrections Caselaw Quarterly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U1CT
Date:May 1, 2005
Words:158
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