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

Plaintiff filed a §1983 suit against defendants, alleging they used excessive force while arresting plaintiff and her minor son. Defendants appealed the denial of their summary-judgment motion, arguing that they were entitled to qualified immunity. Where video evidence supported finding that plaintiff engaged in aggressive or noncompliant behavior, plaintiff and her son did not have a ...