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Crocker v. Beatty

From a reasonable distance, man takes photos, video of overturned vehicle (as many other bystanders are doing). Without warning, a Martin County, Fla. officer snatches the man’s phone from his hands. The officer arrests him when he declines to leave the scene without the phone, saying the phone contains evidence. Eleventh Circuit: The man can sue the officer.


Tags: 2018, Eleventh Circuit, Fourth Amendment, Police, Qualified Immunity, Searches and Seizures

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