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Tag Archives: Excessive Force

No qualified immunity: Excessive force claim against K-9 officer proceeds

Police dog standing with K9 officer

A K-9 officer who ordered his dog to attack a man who had mental health issues without any evidence he was actually resisting can be sued for excessive force, a U.S. District Court has ruled. The court declined to find ...

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Police excessive force claim settled for $6.5M – $6.5 Million Settlement

Plaintiff claimed that a police officer who encountered him used excessive force, causing him to suffer serious burns with permanent disfigurement. Plaintiff was hospitalized for 222 days and underwent 34 surgeries. Retired Judge Michael C. Allen with The McCammon Group ...

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