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Sam v. Richard

Allegation: Sixteen-year-old (whose friend shoplifted a jacket) initially flees from Opelousas, La. police, but lays down. An officer slaps him, knees him, cuffs him, and then shoves him against a police car. District court: That’s not excessive force. Fifth Circuit: Actually, there’s enough evidence of excessive force to let the case move forward.


Tags: 2018, Excessive Force, Fifth Circuit, Police

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