Bender v. City of Seattle

In Bender v. City of Seattle, 99 Wn.2d 582, 590, 664 P.2d 492 (1983), the Court declined to extend absolute immunity to a police officer in a claim of false arrest against the officer who was acting pursuant to a court-ordered arrest warrant, where the same officer allegedly provided incomplete information to a magistrate in order to originally obtain the warrant. Bender, 99 Wn.2d at 592. The Court held that in such situations the officer "is in a position to control the flow of information to the magistrate upon which probable cause determinations are made." Id.