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Civil Rights – Excessive Force – Arrest – Qualified Immunity (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court says a Buchanan County deputy has qualified immunity from this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 suit filed by a plaintiff who alleges the deputy used excessive force when he took plaintiff by the arm to handcuff him and used pepper spray, after observing plaintiff’s slurred speech, drooling, admission to having taken ...

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