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CASE ENTRY

Moore-Jones v. Quick

Arkansas state trooper activates his lights; woman driving with her daughter (a minor) declines to pull over in the dark, unlit area but does slow down to 35 (in a 55). After less than a minute, the trooper rams the woman’s car; she crashes into a cement culvert. Excessive force? The Eighth Circuit says no; there’s no case on point clearly establishing that an officer can’t run someone off the road in these circumstances, so the trooper is entitled to qualified immunity.


Tags: 2018, Eighth Circuit, Excessive Force, Qualified Immunity

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