District court's dismissal of plaintiffs' suit against Puerto Rico Police Department officers and their supervisors for violations of their constitutional rights, as well as claims under Puerto Rico's constitutional and civil law, is affirmed as time-barred where under the identicality requirement, the causes of action asserted in the complaint must be based on the same substantive claims as asserted in the extrajudicial letter.
Appeal from the United State District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Decided August 27, 2009
For Appellants: Guillermo Ramos-Luiña, Harry Anduze-Montaño and José A. Morales-Boscio
For Appellee: Rosa Elena Pérez-Agosto, Assistant Solicitor General, Irene S. Soroeta-Kodesh, Solicitor General, Leticia Casalduc-Rabell, Deputy Solicitor General, and Zaira Z. Girón-Anadón, Deputy Solicitor General