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CASE ENTRY

Vann v. City of Southaven, Mississippi

In unmarked cars, Southaven, Miss. officers box in motorist during an attempted marijuana sale. They shoot, kill the driver (but fortunately miss the three-year-old in the car). Allegation: The officers didn’t identify themselves; the driver’s attempts to maneuver the car away from the officers did not put them in harm’s way. Fifth Circuit (2017): The man’s estate can sue the officers. Fifth Circuit (2018, same panel, on a petition for rehearing): Never mind.


Tags: 2018, Excessive Force, Fifth Circuit, Fourth Amendment, Marijuana, Searches and Seizures

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