Johnson v. City of Minneapolis

Mom calls police on teenage son for acting violently. As Minneapolis’s finest take the kid down, officer feels a pain in his leg and accuses 5’ 4”, disabled mom, who’d backed up to give clearance, of kicking him. She denies it, and an eyewitness confirms her account. Officer arrests her anyway, and she’s jailed three days before charges are dropped. Qualified immunity? Ummm, no, says the Eighth Circuit. (Oh, and that pain in the leg? A sprained or ruptured calf muscle.)

Tags: 2018, Eighth Circuit, Police, Qualified Immunity

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