an> Daniels (Petitioner) seeks damages for injuries he sustained while he was an inmate at the jail.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. Negligent government action is not a deprivation of individual interest, and is not a violation of Due Process.
Issue. Does negligence by a government actor equate to deprivation under the Due Process Clause?
Held. No. Mere negligence does not require compensation according to the United States Constitution.
The type of Fourteenth Amendment interest that is implicated has important effects on the nature of the constitutional claim and the availability of § 1983 relief.View Full Point of Law