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Sandberg v. Englewood, Colorado

Allegation: Iraq War veteran openly carries holstered handgun while running errands. Englewood, Colo. police approach him with guns drawn, detain him for four hours, prevent him from recording the interaction, cite him on bogus charge (that is later dropped). Tenth Circuit: By detaining him long after it was clear he wasn’t threatening anyone, the officers violated the Fourth Amendment. He can’t sue, though; the right wasn’t clearly established. Also not clearly established: the Second Amendment right to open carry and the First Amendment right to record the police. Case dismissed.


Tags: 2018, Firearms, First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Police, Second Amendment, Tenth Circuit

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