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Deputy sheriff prevails on excessive force claim (access required)

Where the plaintiff was resisting arrest, directed vulgar threats towards a sheriff’s deputy and then shoved him to the ground, and the deputy reasonably perceived the plaintiff to be a threat, his use of a barehand takedown maneuver was rationally related to the legitimate governmental objective of subduing an unruly arrestee, and was not excessive ...