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Partridge v. City of Benton, Arkansas

Allegation: Suicidal teen puts a gun to his temple. A Benton, Ark. officer orders him to drop it. The teen begins to move the gun away from his head. The officer shoots, kills him. District court: It would have been “nearly impossible” for the officer to tell if the teen was complying with the order or if instead he was about to point the gun at officers. Eighth Circuit: No qualified immunity.


Tags: 2019, Eighth Circuit, Firearms, Qualified Immunity

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