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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Off-Duty Police Officer-Excessive Force

Defendant, an off-duty police officer, was working security for a concert attended by plaintiff. Defendant called plaintiff over to him and tried to pull plaintiff over a metal barrier; defendant lost his grip on plaintiff, causing plaintiff to fall to ...

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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Excessive Force-Supervisor Liability

Defendant police officer Joshua Hastings shot and killed 15-year-old Bobby Moore. Plaintiff, Moore’s mother, filed suit against Hastings and his police chief and municipal employer. The district court granted summary judgment to the chief and city; the jury subsequently found ...

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Civil Rights: Excessive Force-Deliberate Indifference-Qualified Immunity

  Where the family of a man who died after a struggle with officers sued officers for excessive force and for exhibiting deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs, the judgment denying summary judgment based on qualified immunity is reversed ...

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

Plaintiff filed suit against defendants, claiming his arresting officer employed excessive force during plaintiff’s detention in county jail. The officer knew plaintiff suffered from various physical limitations; although plaintiff requested an isolated cell, the officer declined to provide one. When ...

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Civil Rights: Excessive Force-Discovery-Qualified Immunity

Where a plaintiff in an excessive force case challenged the district court’s limitations on discovery and the grant of summary judgment to the police officer defendants, the judgment was affirmed because the denial of the plaintiff’s discovery requests was not ...

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

Decedent’s mother filed suit against defendants after decedent was shot by police attempting to escape a hostage situation at a hotel, when officers apparently mistook decedent as a potential threat. The district court granted defendants summary judgment, ruling the officers ...

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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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