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

Plaintiff, an elementary school student, sued under 42 U.S.C. §1983, alleging that defendants unreasonably seized him and used excessive force by handcuffing him. Defendants moved for summary judgment based on qualified immunity. The district court concluded that disputed material facts precluded summary-judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s claim. Where defendants did not violate plaintiff’s constitutional rights by handcuffing ...
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