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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Excessive Force-Qualified Immunity

A Benton police officer shot and killed 17-year-old Keagan Schweikle. His parents filed a §1983 action against the officer, the chief of police and the city. The district court granted defendants summary judgment, finding that the officer was entitled to qualified immunity. Where the record demonstrated that Keagan never pointed his firearm at officers and instead ...
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