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Studdard v. Shelby County, Tennessee

“May police officers shoot an uncooperative individual when he presents an immediate risk to himself but not to others? No, case law makes clear.” So says the Sixth Circuit, affirming a denial of qualified immunity for Shelby County, Tenn. officers who shot and killed a suicidal man who was holding a knife to his own throat.


Tags: 2019, Police, Qualified Immunity, Sixth Circuit

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