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Civil Rights – Chokehold Use – Sheriff’s Department (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court dismisses a plaintiff’s claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against defendant sheriff’s department because she does not have standing to seek injunctive relief against the alleged use of a chokehold by defendant department. Plaintiff lacks standing because she cannot meet the final element of the standing inquiry: redressability. The difficulty faced ...

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