Peoria, IL (309) 676-0591

Hill v. Shelander

924 F. 2d 1370 (7th Cir. 1991)

Liability of public official under Section 1983 for acts in his individual capacity.

Inmate brought § 1983 action against guard who allegedly used excessive force. The United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Michael M. Mihm, J., granted summary judgment for guard, and appeal was taken. The Court of Appeals, Cummings, Circuit Judge, held that amendment changing complaint from official capacity to individual capacity claim, related back to date of original filing, and thus was timely  Read More