United States v. Dukes

After being roughed up by a Providence, Ky. police officer during a traffic stop, man tries to file a complaint. So the officer goes to his house, tasers him, maces him, breaks his nose, and beats him with his baton (all of which is caught on a body camera). After man is taken to hospital, the officer cites him for “(1) harassing communications, (2) resisting arrest, (3) assaulting a police officer, and (4) criminal mischief” for allowing his broken nose to bleed on the officer’s uniform. Sixth Circuit: Qualified immun…no, just kidding. The officer is going to jail for 42 months.

Tags: 2019, Assault, Police, Qualified Immunity, Sixth Circuit

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