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LAW REVIEW
In the case of Moore v. Gibson, Plaintiff
Moore claimed Defendant Officer
Gibson had engaged in " malicious
prosecution and abuse of power. "
Youth Soccer Coach Arrest
and Police Immunity
By James C. Kozlowski, J.D., Ph.D.
I
n the case of Moore v. Gibson, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60416 (E.D.
Ark. 3/31/2022), Plaintiff Moore claimed Defendant Officer Gibson
had engaged in " malicious prosecution and abuse of power "
when Gibson issued Moore a citation for disorderly conduct and
criminal trespass at a youth soccer game. In his complaint, Moore alleged
Officer Gibson had violated his constitutional right under the Fourth
Amendment to be free from search and seizure without probable cause.
In addition, Moore alleged his arrest had violated his First Amendment
right to free speech.
Soccer Game Dispute
On Saturday, March 24, 2018,
Moore was attending and coaching
his daughter's recreational soccer
team out of Conway, Arkansas, in
a game against a recreational soccer
team out of Vilonia, Arkansas,
at the Vilonia soccer fields. Another
Conway parent, Eric, was helping
Moore coach.
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Approximately five minutes
into the game, the ball went out
of bounds in front of the Conway
team's
parents. There were two
people refereeing the game: the
head referee,
Brandon Torling,
and the line judge, who is usually
a young kid, a teenager. The
line judge called the ball for the
Conway team. Moore and referee
Torling were on the other side of
the field from where the ball went
out of bounds. Torling began
making his way across the field in
the direction of where the ball went
out of bounds while calling the ball
for the Vilonia team.
There was " mass confusion "
because the line referee was saying
that it was Conway's ball and
Torling was saying it was Vilonia's
ball. Some parents were yelling it
was Conway's ball; some parents
were yelling it was Vilonia's ball
while the kids were just standing
around confused.
According to Moore, Torling
then went to where the Conway
parents were screaming and yelled
at the parents to " shut up " because

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