Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Correctional officer Patrick O’Dea has one of the “toughest beats in the state,” a California appellate court agrees, but that doesn’t entitle him to sue his bosses, even if they orchestrated a prison fight in which O’Dea was injured.

“There was no state action in O’Dea’s case that restrained him from acting on his own behalf,” 3rd District Court of Appeal Justice Ronald Robie wrote May 23. “[Prison officials] did not restrain O’Dea from defending himself as he was equipped with pepper spray and a baton that he used to subdue the inmates and quell the fight.”

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.