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4th Circuit Court of Appeals: Handcuffing student was excessive force (access required)

A school safety officer used excessive force in handcuffing an elementary student who posed no objective threat, but she was still entitled to qualified immunity for the constitutional violation. This matter involves a school resource officer’s decision to handcuff a calm, compliant elementary school student for fighting with another student three days prior. In early 2015, Appellant ...