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Shumpert v. City of Tupelo, Mississippi

Drug suspect flees Tupelo, Miss. police and hides in a crawlspace. K9 officer orders him to come out and then releases a dog, which bites the suspect until he flees the crawlspace, tackles the officer, and nearly beats him senseless before the officer shoots four times, killing the suspect. The Fifth Circuit rules that qualified immunity is warranted.


Tags: 2018, Fifth Circuit, Police, Qualified Immunity

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