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Civil Rights – Excessive Force – Inmate Transfer – Pepper Spray (access required)

The family of a Maryland inmate who died from asphyxia after his forcible transport to another cell can sue correctional officials for violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the 4th Circuit says, based on claims that defendants used excessive force in repeatedly spraying the inmate with pepper spray and not obtaining medical care after the ...

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