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Shepherd v. City of Shreveport

Troubled man armed with a knife disregards Shreveport, La. officer’s commands. He advances toward the officer, who initially gives ground but then shoots, kills him. Fifth Circuit: Qualified immunity. Video belies plaintiff’s claims that the officer shot him at 30 feet (it was more like 10) and that the man was stumbling (he was advancing relatively quickly).


Tags: 2019, Excessive Force, Fifth Circuit, Qualified Immunity

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