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

Plaintiff, an offender civilly committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender program, appealed from the dismissal of his §1983 action alleging violations of his constitutional rights stemming from the use of force. Where plaintiff failed to show that the use of ...

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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 ...

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Civil Rights: Inmate Action-Excessive Force-Qualified Immunity

Where an inmate brought claims of excessive force and deliberate indifference after a pepper-spray incident, and the defendant prison officials appealed the denial of their motion for summary judgment on the basis of qualified immunity, the inmate did not meet ...

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Civil Rights: Excessive Force-Municipal Liability-Qualified Immunity

Where a plaintiff challenged the grant of adverse summary judgment against him in a civil-rights action that included claims of excessive force,  the district court did not err in granting summary judgment in favor of the city defendant because the ...

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Civil Rights: Qualified Immunity-Excessive Force-Taser Use

Where officers challenged the denial of qualified immunity on a plaintiff’s claims including retaliatory arrest and excessive force, the officers had arguable probable cause to arrest the plaintiff for trespassing, and the officers were entitled to qualified immunity on the ...

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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 ...

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