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Civil Rights – Excessive Force – Qualified Immunity – Off-Duty Officer – Security Guard (access required)

Although defendant, an off-duty officer who was working as a private security guard, did not display his badge when attempting to arrest plaintiff for reckless driving after a collision, the officer nevertheless has qualified immunity from an excessive force civil rights action filed by plaintiff which resulted from plaintiff being shot when plaintiff refused to ...