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CASE ENTRY

Simmons v. Bradshaw

Palm Beach County, Fla. officer stops bicyclist; four seconds later, he shoots the cyclist four times at point blank range, rendering him a paraplegic. Jury: Excessive force. District court: Pay him $22 mil. Eleventh Circuit: Vacated. The jury got bad instructions. Dissent: The officer didn’t challenge the instruction the majority seizes on; neither side briefed whether it was incorrect; and it wasn’t.


Tags: 2018, Eleventh Circuit, Excessive Force, Qualified Immunity

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