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Civil Rights: Fatal Police Shooting-Unreasonable Force-Qualified Immunity

Plaintiffs, the administrators of decedent’s estate, filed suit against a police officer who shot and killed the decedent while pursuing him as a suspect. Plaintiff alleged the officer violated decedent’s constitutional rights by using unreasonable force. The district court granted summary judgment after ruling the officer’s actions were objectively reasonable. Where decedent confronted the officer with ...