Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Houston police officers shot and killed Pedro Oregon Navarro following an unconstitutional warrantless entry into his residence. Members of his family filed this suit asserting a � 1983 claim against the City of Houston, as well as supplemental state claims. The district court granted summary judgment to the City on the � 1983 claim and dismissed the supplemental claims with prejudice. This appeal followed. We affirm the grant of summary judgment as to the � 1983 claim and modify the order dismissing the state claims to provide that those claims are dismissed without prejudice.


On July 11, 1998, Houston police officers and members of the Southwest Gang Task Force Pete Herrada and J.R. Willis were patrolling in southwest Houston when they stopped a car for a traffic violation.*fn1 This stop led to the arrest of the driver, Ryan Baxter, who volunteered to give information about his drug supplier, a person called Rogelio, in exchange for lenient treatment. The two officers contacted the other members of the SWGTF. Sergeant Darrell Strouse and officers David Perkins, Lamont Tillery, and David Barrera, also members of the task force, joined Herrada and Willis. Together they devised a plan for expanding the catch.

Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

More From ALM

Premium Subscription

With this subscription you will receive unlimited access to high quality, online, on-demand premium content from well-respected faculty in the legal industry. This is perfect for attorneys licensed in multiple jurisdictions or for attorneys that have fulfilled their CLE requirement but need to access resourceful information for their practice areas.
View Now

Team Accounts

Our Team Account subscription service is for legal teams of four or more attorneys. Each attorney is granted unlimited access to high quality, on-demand premium content from well-respected faculty in the legal industry along with administrative access to easily manage CLE for the entire team.
View Now

Bundle Subscriptions

Gain access to some of the most knowledgeable and experienced attorneys with our 2 bundle options! Our Compliance bundles are curated by CLE Counselors and include current legal topics and challenges within the industry. Our second option allows you to build your bundle and strategically select the content that pertains to your needs. Both options are priced the same.
View Now

Georgia Legal Awards 2022 (GALA)

June 23, 2022
Atlanta, GA

The Daily Report is honoring those attorneys and judges who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession in Georgia.

Learn More

Pennsylvania Legal Awards 2022 (PALA)

June 29, 2022

The Legal Intelligencer honors lawyers leaving a mark on the legal community in Pennsylvania with their dedication to law.

Learn More

Elite Trial Lawyers 2022 (ETL)

July 14, 2022
New York, NY

The National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers recognizes U.S.-based law firms performing exemplary work on behalf of plaintiffs.

Learn More

Commercial Finance Associate (Flexible location)

Duane Morris LLP seeks two commercial finance associates to join its strong and growing 190+ lawyer Corporate Practice Group. The ideal cand...

Apply Now ›

Public Finance Associate

Cozen O Connor seeks an attorney with at least four years of experience to join the firm s growing multi-state Public Finance practice. This...

Apply Now ›


Midtown NYC Defense firm seeking 3 attorneys. NJ Bar Admission a plus. (1) General Liability/Malpractice Attorney 2 years experience. (2) W...

Apply Now ›



Lawrence Law LLC congratulates Jeralyn Lawrence, Esq. on her upcoming installation as President of the New Jersey State Bar Association

View Announcement ›



RAYNES & LAWN is Proud to Welcome Next Generation to the Firm

View Announcement ›