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Excessive Force

Supreme Court Makes It Easier to Sue Police for Excessive Force

The court determined that in order to sue for excessive force under the Fourth Amendment, it is not necessary for a plaintiff to have been physically seized by law enforcement.

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North Carolina Chief, Sheriff Sued Over Election March Incident

Lt. Daniel Sisk, a spokesman for the Graham police, told reporters Sunday that no one was directly pepper-sprayed in the face and it was the crowd that "became violent" after police were concerned about safety from the gasoline generators used for the march.

Minnesota Man Files Lawsuit Claiming Illegal Use of Force

A man in Minneapolis has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming he was shoved to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer during an incident near the site where George Floyd died in police custody in May.

Virginia Officer Accused of Excessive Force, Indicted by Grand Jury

A grand jury indicted an officer with the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department accused of assaulting a man who—according to available body-camera video footage—was not actively resisting when he was stunned and placed under arrest in an incident in early June.

8 Louisiana Officers Indicted on Charges of Excessive Use of Force

Eight officers with the Shreveport (LA) Police Department are now accused of using excessive force against two men a prosecutor said had "raised their hands ... in an apparent attempt to surrender without resistance" following a police pursuit.

2 Atlanta Officers Fired for Alleged Excessive Force During Protest Response

Two officers with the Atlanta Police Department have reportedly been fired for alleged excessive use of force over the weekend while responding to protests and rioting in the city over the weekend.

Point of Law: Excessive Force by Tight Handcuffs

When a detainee complains that your handcuffs are hurting them, you need to take notice and watch what you say.

Instagram Video of CA Officers Detaining Suspect Raises Claims of "Excessive Force"

Police say the suspects argued with employees at the gas station/convenience store about returning a purchase. The incident reportedly progressed into a strong arm robbery and an assault on a cashier. Another employee was reportedly hit in the face by a trash can thrown by one of the suspects.

Judge Acquits New York Officer of Brutality, Other Charges

Prosecutors had alleged Federico used excessive force on May 8, 2016, when he struck Kevin Kavanagh, an intoxicated college student, in the head with his Taser when the man was on the ground in a fetal position.

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Armed Man Shot by Denver Police at End of Pursuit Claims "Excessive Force"

After the suspect lost control of his vehicle and was rammed by a police SUV, two officers fired at least 27 rounds at him. Eight of the bullets hit the suspect. More Here.

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