Williams v. Regents

Decision of 5th Circuit Court of Appeals


This is a whistle blower first amendment civil rights case in which a police office leaked evidence of a cover up by his superiors of an accident report that implicated a county police chief for driving under the influence and causing a wreck involving injuries. High level University of Georgia police officials changed a mandated accident report to the Georgia Department of Public Safety to eliminate all reference to alcohol use. A Plaintiff's verdict and ancillary injunctions were appealed to the 5th Cir. (this case) and a petition for certiorari was denied by the US Supreme Court, Renhquist dissenting.

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