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CASE ENTRY

Mason v. Faul

Fifth Circuit (2015): No qualified immunity for Lafayette, La. officer who set dog on (allegedly) compliant suspect and shot the suspect at point-blank range, killing him. Jury: The officer used unconstitutionally excessive force but is entitled to qualified immunity. Fifth Circuit (2019): No reason to disturb the jury’s verdict.


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

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