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Haynes v. Richmond County Sheriff Office

Officer overhears altercation at Augusta, Ga. cookout, approaches to investigate, allegedly hears shouting that man has gun. Man flees by car; officer pursues; man abandons car but continues to flee on foot. Allegation: Officer intentionally runs into man with his patrol car at 60 mph. (Medical report says more like 20 mph.) No gun found. Excessive force? Eleventh Circuit: Qualified immunity. (More on the ruling from the police4aqi blog.)


Tags: 2018, Eleventh Circuit, Excessive Force, Police, Qualified Immunity

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