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Gerhart v. Barnes

Allegation: Attempting to rescue informant who signaled she was in trouble, police charge into wrong Pearl, Miss. house, point guns at an innocent family, including mother with an infant, and rough up father. Fifth Circuit(2017): No qualified immunity for an officer who (contrary to other officers’ testimony) denies he attended the briefing prior to the operation. Fifth Circuit (2018): And no qualified immunity for two other officers who, like the first, were supposed to have eyes on the right house.


Tags: 2018, Fifth Circuit, Police, Qualified Immunity

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