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Church v. Anderson

Cedar Falls, Iowa officer shoots man three times at close range. (He lives.) Officer: He punched me and tried to grab my gun. Man: I can’t remember any of it. District court: The officer’s testimony is unrebutted; qualified immunity. Man: It’d be rebutted if he’d turned on his recording equipment. Eighth Circuit: No court that we know of has adopted an evidentiary presumption against officers who fail to record; “we decline to adopt such a radical solution” here. Affirmed.


Tags: 2018, Eighth Circuit, Police, Qualified Immunity

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