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Employment – Public employment – First Amendment

Employment – Public employment – First Amendment

Where prison guards were reasonably suspected in aiding a prison escape, investigation of them did not violate their First Amendment rights.

“Due to the fact that the authorities had probable cause to investigate the Officers, we are less concerned about other possible motivations for their treatment. While Kaufmann and others may have expressed negative opinions regarding the Officers’ support of Remus, we find it objectively reasonable to investigate officers implicated in a multi-felon jailbreak.”

Reversed.

12-1941 Hernandez v. Sheahan

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Guzmán, J., Cudahy, J.

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