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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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No immunity for officer who charged wrong suspect

A Pulaski County sheriff’s deputy does not have qualified immunity in a civil rights lawsuit filed by a woman he mistakenly charged with felony drug distribution, a federal judge has ruled. The woman contends the deputy lacked probable cause because ...

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