Francis v. Giacomelli, No. 08-1908
In a case brought by a police commissioner and his deputies following a highly public dispute with the mayor of Baltimore resulting in the termination of their employment, dismissal of the action is affirmed as, based on the facts alleged in the complaint, the complaint fails to articulate any claim for relief that is plausible on its face. Furthermore, the mayor, against whom the allegations of due process violations were directed, is entitled to qualified immunity.
Argued: September 23, 2009
Decided: December 2, 2009
Opinion by District Judge Niemeyer
For Appellant: Neal Marcellas Janey, Sr.
For Appellee: Matthew Wade Nayden