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CASE ENTRY

Evans v. United States

FBI agents shoot suspect dead in his home while executing a warrant (to look for child porn). Agents: He ignored repeated orders to drop a gun, and we only shot when we saw him remove it from a holster. Suspect’s wife: The agents (who broke my nose when they kicked in the door) didn’t identify themselves, never issued any such orders, and caused the volatile situation that they say justifies the shooting. Sixth Circuit (over a dissent): She can’t sue.


Tags: 2018, FBI, Federal Tort Claims Act, Fourth Amendment, Sixth Circuit

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