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CASE ENTRY

Bland v. City of Newark

Police locate car that had been carjacked at gunpoint; the driver leads them on extended high-speed chase through Newark, N.J. He crashes. Driver: I don’t deny threatening to kill the officers, but they never shouted any commands at me; they just opened fire. (He’s struck at least 16 times. He lives. He didn’t have a gun.) Third Circuit: Qualified immunity.


Tags: 2018, Police, Qualified Immunity, Third Circuit

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