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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Excessive Force-Reasonableness of Force

Plaintiff appealed from the adverse grant of summary judgment to defendant. Plaintiff had filed a §1983 suit, alleging that defendant used excessive force against plaintiff, who was incarcerated and awaiting transfer to the Arkansas Department of Corrections. Where the force used by defendant was applied in good faith and was not used maliciously or sadistically to ...

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