Michael v. Trevena

Man tells Watford City, N.D. police his sister intentionally drove van over his foot. Police, who witnessed the event, say the man intentionally put his foot under a wheel and arrest the man for making a false statement. Allegation: During which, one officer grabbed him by the throat, and the other used a baton to pry him from a lawn chair, breaking his arm. Eighth Circuit (over a partial dissent): Video is inconclusive; a jury might decide it was an unlawful arrest and/or excessive force.

Tags: 2018, Eighth Circuit, Excessive Force, Police, Unlawful Arrest

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