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Fatal Shooting in ‘Non-Violent Crime’ Arrest (access required)

A plaintiff that alleges defendant police officer attempting to arrest decedent for a nonviolent property crime used excessive force when he shot decedent after barricading him in a bank drive-through lane states a claim for battery, but the Norfolk U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 with leave to amend. The parties ...