Vietnam Vet Assaulted in VA Hospital Takes His Case to the Supreme Court

In 2016, Jose Oliva, a Vietnam vet and retired law enforcement agent, arrived for a dentist appointment at his local VA hospital. But instead of receiving treatment, Jose was traumatized, beaten in an unprovoked attack by federal security officers. Why? Because his ID was in the security bin.

Jose sued. The officers claimed qualified immunity. 

Now, the Institute for Justice (IJ) is taking Jose’s case to the Supreme Court. They just released a video that highlights Jose’s fight for justice.

“IJ is standing with Jose Oliva in this case to ensure that, regardless of where, when, or who violates your Fourth Amendment rights, you can go to court and do something about it,’ says Patrick Jaicomo, the IJ attorney representing Jose. 

Watch the video here.