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Judge's ruling affirmed; Sheriff can be sued

A federal appeals court panel in Cincinnati ruled Tuesday that Sheriff Michael Oltersdorf can’t claim immunity from complaints that he violated the First Amendment rights of deputies who are currently suing the county in a U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. A federal appeals court panel in Cincinnati ruled Tuesday that Sheriff Michael Oltersdorf can’t claim immunity from complaints that he violated the First Amendment rights of deputies who are currently suing the county in a U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids.

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