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Flanigan v. Panin

Allegation: Officer orders Clarkston, Mich. pedestrian suspected of being suspicious to stop. The man continues walking and then runs after he’s told he’ll be cuffed. Thinking he made good his escape, the man lies down in a backyard; the officer catches up, punches him 15 to 20 times in the head. Sixth Circuit (over a dissent): Despite pleading guilty to pot possession and resisting arrest, the man can sue the officer for using excessive force.


Tags: 2018, Excessive Force, Marijuana, Sixth Circuit

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