Brenes et al vs Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department et al

Filing 84

ORDER granting 50 Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Sean Miller Signed by Judge James C. Mahan on 2/16/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - JM)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 6 *** 7 LYDIA VASQUEZ-BRENES, et al., 8 Plaintiff(s), 9 10 11 Case No. 2:12-CV-1635 JCM (VCF) ORDER v. LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT, et al., Defendant(s). 12 13 Presently before the court is the remand from the Ninth Circuit’s memorandum decision 14 reversing this court’s partial denial of defendants Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department 15 (“LVMPD”) and Officer Sean Miller’s (“Miller”) motion for summary judgment. (ECF Nos. 50, 16 65, 80). The applicable mandate was spread upon the records of this court on January 10, 2017. 17 (ECF No. 83). 18 On September 10, 2014, this court issued its order on defendants’ motion for summary 19 judgment. (ECF No. 65). In the order, this court acknowledged that “[p]laintiffs have also 20 21 conceded to dismissal of their Monell claim and their claims for false arrest and denial of medical care.” (Id. at 3). Further, the order read as follows: The following claims remain: (1) a Fourth Amendment claim for excessive force against officer Miller brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983; (2) a Fourteenth Amendment claim that officer Miller violated Brenes’ substantive due process rights brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983; (3) a battery claim against officer Miller and the LVMPD; and (4) a negligence claim against officer Miller and the LVMPD. 22 23 24 (Id.). 25 Regarding Miller, the court granted summary judgment as to the substantive due process 26 claim but denied summary judgment as to the excessive force claim and the state tort claims 27 because the court did not hold that Miller’s use of force was reasonable. (Id.). Regarding LVMPD, 28 James C. Mahan U.S. District Judge 1 this court granted summary judgment based on discretionary-function immunity as to the state tort 2 claims. (Id.). Therefore, no claims against LVMPD remain. 3 On November 10, 2016, the Ninth Circuit issued a memorandum holding that its 4 jurisdiction over the relevant appeal was proper and that Miller was entitled to qualified immunity 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 because he had not violated clearly established law. (ECF No. 80). The Ninth Circuit reversed this court’s decision and “remand[ed] with instructions to grant Miller’s motion for summary judgment on qualified immunity.” (Id. at 3–4). Thus, that will be the order of the court. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that Miller’s motion for summary judgment (ECF No. 50) be, and the same hereby is, GRANTED. The clerk shall enter judgment accordingly and close the case. DATED February 16, 2017. 12 13 __________________________________________ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 James C. Mahan U.S. District Judge -2-

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