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CASE ENTRY

Kelsay v. Ernst

After a 5-foot-tall woman continues walking despite a Wymore, Neb. officer’s command to “get back here,” the officer grabs her in a “bear hug,” throwing her to the ground, breaking her collarbone and causing her to briefly lose consciousness. Qualified immunity? This Eighth Circuit panel says yes, over the dissent’s observation that some things are so obviously wrong that we shouldn’t need on-point cases to tell us not to do them.


Tags: 2018, Eighth Circuit, Police, Qualified Immunity

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