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Civil Rights – Excessive Force – Suicide Threat – Qualified Immunity (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds summary judgment for defendant correctional officers who seized from his home a man who had reportedly threatened suicide and had been known to have firearms in his home; the officers had qualified immunity from suit based on injuries the man received, including a broken arm. The man, who has since died, had ...