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No qualified immunity for officer on constitutional deprivation claims (access required)

Where a woman who attempted to shield a dog from a police officer’s pointed gun was arrested for obstruction, the officer is not entitled to qualified immunity from her claims of false arrest, excessive force and malicious prosecution. Background Buddy, a 13-year-old husky-Akita mix, lives with his owner, Clifford Myers, in Waverly, West Virginia. On May 9, ...