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Webster v. City of New York.

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Webster v. City of New York, 333 F.Supp.2d 184 (S.D.N.Y. 2004). Arrestees brought an action against a city, police commissioner and police officers alleging unreasonable use of force and punishment without due process. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants, in part. The court held that failure to provide food and water to the pretrial detainees for a few hours when they were held at a police station did not rise to the level of a due process violation, because of the relatively brief duration and the absence of allegations of injury or punitive intent. The court also held that the use of handcuffs on the pretrial detainees, and subjecting them to abusive language, did not rise to the level of a due process violation. (City of New York Police Department)
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Title Annotation:pretrial detention, arrestees alleges police officers of unreasonable use of force
Publication:Corrections Caselaw Quarterly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Nov 1, 2004
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