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No Qualified Immunity for ‘Welfare Check’ (access required)

Police officers do not have qualified immunity from a suit claiming they forcibly entered plaintiff’s home and used a Taser on him in a “welfare check” after he cancelled a 911 request for help in taking a knife away from his wife, who had grabbed and threatened to harm herself and then relinquished the knife, ...