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Can I recover attorney fees for winning my misconduct case?

The Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Awards Act of 1976, 42 USC § 1988, allows a successful plaintiff to recover reasonable attorney fees for civil rights violations by the police.  See Hensley v. Eckerhart, 461 US 424 (1983); Blum v. Stenson, 465 US 886 (1984).  Attorney fees for prisoners are separately covered by the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

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