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CASE ENTRY

C.L. v. Grossman

Allegation: Buckeye, Ariz. officer mistakes 14-year-old autistic boy who is repetitively flicking a piece of string in front of his face (a comforting behavior called “stimming”) for a drug user. The boy shows the officer the string and tries to walk away; the officer takes him to ground, causing, among other things, a serious ankle injuryNinth Circuit: No qualified immunity.


Tags: 2020, Ninth Circuit, Police, Qualified Immunity

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