Malley v. Briggs (1986)
Raymond G. Kessler
Malley v. Briggs , 475 U.S. 335 (1986), involved a determination by the U.S. Supreme Court as to the type of immunity from money damages that could be extended to police officers when they applied for warrants. The Court concluded that only qualified immunity would be available. Edward Malley was the Rhode Island state trooper in charge of the investigation of Paul Driscoll and others on alleged drug law violations. Malley presented felony complaints (affidavits) to a state district judge. The judge approved the warrants. Driscoll and others, including respondent Jimmy Briggs, were arrested, but the ...