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Geiger v. Sloan

Allegation: Informant tells Monroe County, Miss. police that man has meth, $20k cash in his trailer. The man opens his door as SWAT approaches and then closes it in fear. SWAT fires 50 rounds into his trailer, six of which hit him. He dies. Fifth Circuit: Could be excessive force or that officers didn’t have a good enough reason not to knock and announce themselves. No qualified immunity for the officer who organized the raid.


Tags: 2019, Excessive Force, Fifth Circuit, Police, Qualified Immunity

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