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No Qualified Immunity for ‘Excessive Force’ (access required)

A police officer who allegedly slammed plaintiff to the road, causing an orbital fracture and facial lacerations, after plaintiff had submitted to being handcuffed and asked why he was being arrested, is not entitled to summary judgment in plaintiff’s suit alleging excessive force in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983, a Richmond U.S. District Court ...

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