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WDVA: Inmate’s excessive force claims proceed to trial (access required)

Genuine disputes of material fact existed as to whether corrections staff assaulted an inmate and denied him due process before placing him in five-point restraints for 22 hours. However, the inmate could not offer facts allowing a reasonable factfinder to conclude that his Eighth Amendment rights were violated by deprivation of meals or bathroom breaks. Background Plaintiff ...