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Excessive Force Claim for Tight Handcuffs (access required)

A 67-year-old woman who was handcuffed and arrested during a domestic dispute after her cat knocked over her husband’s mixed drink can sue a Newport News police officer under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for alleged excessive force based on keeping her in tight handcuffs in a holding cell despite her complaints about the pain; but ...

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