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

Defendant, a state trooper, attempted to affect a traffic stop of plaintiff, whose registration was expired. When plaintiff failed to pull over, defendant initiated a pursuit-intervention-technique maneuver that caused plaintiff’s vehicle to spin into a ditch and strike a concrete ...

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

Defendant, a state trooper, attempted to affect a traffic stop of plaintiff, whose registration was expired. When plaintiff failed to pull over, defendant initiated a pursuit-intervention-technique maneuver that caused plaintiff’s vehicle to spin into a ditch and strike a concrete ...

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Civil Rights: Excessive Force-Qualified Immunity-Reasonableness of Violent Takedown

Plaintiff alleged that defendant police officers used excessive force in effecting her arrest, resulting in severe injuries requiring surgery. The district court denied summary judgment to the remaining officer who conducted the physical takedown of plaintiff, ruling that he was ...

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