In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action claiming that county prosecuting attorneys and a county violated plaintiff's constitutional right to be free from arrest without probable cause, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where: 1) the prosecutor's motion for a bench warrant essentially constituted the initiation of new judicial proceedings against plaintiff for violating the terms of his community placement, and was not an investigative act; and 2) plaintiff pointed to no county policy or custom that caused his alleged injury.
Argued and Submitted December 10, 2009
Filed February 5, 2010
Opinion by Judge Tallman
Richard D. Wall, P.S., Spokane, WA