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Dyer v. Houston

En route to jail, teen under the influence of LSD smashes his head over 40 times against metal cage, side window, and back seat of Mesquite, Tex. police car. Officers do not inform the jail sergeant. The teen dies. District court: Can’t sue the officers over that. Fifth Circuit: Reversed. A jury might find the officers were deliberately indifferent to the teen’s medical needs.


Tags: 2020, Deliberate Indifference, Fifth Circuit, Police

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