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Civil Rights 42 U.S.C. §1983 – Excessive Force – Assault and Battery (access required)

The court rules that plaintiff’s excessive force claim fails where the circumstances of the situation immediately prior to a police officer’s use of a taser against plaintiff would have led another reasonable law enforcement officer to deploy similar force to protect himself and avoid a struggle. The court rejects the magistrate judge’s recommendation and sustains defendants’ ...

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