Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Eighth Circuit -- Miles LaCross v. City of Duluth

S1983 suit after tasering of suspect - at the time of offense, officer could reasonably have believed that a tasering that inflicted minimal injury (as distinct from not employing excessive force) was not unconstitutional.

Taser not sui generis for excessive force claims.  Same analysis as other weapons.

Miles LaCross  v.  City of Duluth

Compiled by D.E. Frydrychowski, who is, not incidentally, not giving you legal advice.

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Author's SSRN page here.