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Deputy sheriff gets qualified immunity in shooting of dog (access required)

Where an Augusta County deputy sheriff shot a woman’s dog, asserting a claim of self-defense, the deputy’s acts were reasonable and is entitled to qualified immunity. Background Defendant Michael Roane is an Augusta County deputy sheriff. Roane shot and killed a large dog that was in Tina Ray’s yard. Roane asserts that he did so in self-defense. ...