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Burnikel v. Fong

Allegation: Man waiting at Des Moines, Iowa cab stand sees another man throw a woman to the ground. The first man questions the second—but in a shocked manner, not a threatening one. Yikes! The second man is an off-duty cop; officers pepper spray, beat up the first man. (He’s charged with several misdemeanors and acquitted on all counts.) Eighth Circuit: He can sue the officers.


Tags: 2018, Eighth Circuit, Excessive Force, Police, Qualified Immunity

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