Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Eleventh Circuit Affirms Order Denying Qualified Immunity To Officers That Tasered A Person Not Suspected Of A Crime To Death

A couple of other blogs had posts today about the Eleventh Circuit's published decision in Oliver v. Fiorino (08-15081).  The Federal Civil Practive Bulletin states "The Eleventh Circuit has upheld a district court's denial of summary judgment based on qualified immunity in a case against two police officers alleged to have Tasered a man to death."  How Appealing also has a post about the decision and stated "Eleventh Circuit affirms denial of qualified immunity to two police officers who shocked a man, who was neither accused nor suspected of a crime, with a Taser gun at least eight times over a two minute span, ultimately leading to his death."


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