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Tort of False Arrest (False Imprisonment)

We emphasize that a person proximately harmed by being arrested on a facially valid warrant that transpires to lack probable cause may have several remedies, including a §1983 action based on an unlawful seizure... or an action for malicious prosecution. He just does not have a claim for false arrest.

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