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Russell v. Richardson

Woman enlists the help of Virgin Island marshals with truant 15-year-old son. Allegation: Marshals arrive and find boy relaxing unarmed but nevertheless shoot him, rendering him quadriplegic. Third Circuit: No immunity. You can’t shoot someone who provides no serious threat of immediate harm.


Tags: 2018, Qualified Immunity, Sovereign Immunity, Third Circuit

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