Cases

Lee v. Tucker 10thCIR 24SEP2018

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A domestic altercation between a man and his wife who were both drunk resulted in a 911 call to the police by the wife. Deputies respond and entered the house with the consent of the wife.  During the encounter, the husband tried to move to the kitchen and a deputy attempted to stop him, first […]

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Glasscox v. City of Argo 11thCIR 12SEP2018

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This case is a civil suit under 42 USC 1983 for the excessive use of force by a police officer when he tased the plaintiff four times in rapid succession.  In a set of facts eerily similar to Graham v. Connor, the plaintiff was suffering from diabetic shock while driving and was pulled over by […]

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Gray v. Cumming 1stCIR 22FEB2019

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A mentally ill patient “absconded” from a hospital and staff called police to find her and bring her back. When an officer encountered the woman, she resisted apprehension. The officers used a taser in drive-stun mode for 4-6 seconds and then the woman complied at which time the officer placed cuffs on her. The woman […]

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Hanson v. Best 8thCIR 08FEB2019

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This is a 42 U.S.C. §1983 civil action alleging excessive use of force by law enforcement officers.  When police tried to wake someone, who was apparently asleep in a grocery store lobby early in the morning, the man responded aggressively. As four officers struggled to get handcuffs on the suspect, a fifth officer deployed her […]

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Dockery v. Blackburn 7thCIR 19DEC2018

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The defendant in this case, Patrick Dockery, was arrested for domestic violence at his girlfriend’s apartment. Apparently, the ride to the police station did nothing to calm him down and as he was being fingerprinted, he became confrontational, fell over, and started kicking wildly at the two officers in the booking area who were trying […]