In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action against a canine control officer regarding defendant's issuance of a summons due to complaints about plaintiff's dog, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where the issuance of a pre-arraignment, non-felony summons requiring a later court appearance, without further restraint, did not constitute a Fourth Amendment seizure.
Argued: November 10, 2009
Decided: January 7, 2010
Opinion by Judge Jacobs
John R. Williams, John R. Williams and Associates, LLC, New Haven, CT