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Perkins v. Hastings

Little Rock, Ark. police dept. hires officer who attended a KKK meeting in high school. His five-year career is “horror show” of misconduct, culminating in unjustified fatal shooting of a black 15-year-old. (Click here for longform journalism.) Eighth Circuit: The teen’s mother can’t sue the police chief or the city. (And while she did win a civil trial against the now-ex cop, he lacks the money to pay the $415k he owes her.)


Tags: 2019, Eighth Circuit, Excessive Force, Fourth Amendment, Police

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