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Gates v. Strain

At 2006 traffic stop, St. Tammany Parish, La. officers allegedly beat handcuffed suspect unconscious; he needs several facial reconstruction surgeries. His federal excessive force suit is stayed while he’s tried in state court for felony aggravated flight. After a quick deliberation, he’s acquitted in 2012, but prosecutors pursue additional charges based on the same 2006 incident. He declines to turn himself in, has been in the wind since 2013. Fifth Circuit: No need to enjoin the state’s continued effort to try him.


Tags: 2018, Excessive Force, Fifth Circuit, Police

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