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CASE ENTRY

Waller v. Hanlon

Fort Worth, Texas police go to wrong home in response to burglary alarm, rouse septuagenarian. Allegation: Though he obeyed command to set down his gun, police shot, killed him and then tampered with the crime scene, gave false statements so as to make the shooting look justified. Fifth Circuit: The excessive force claim can go to trial. But no suing (at least not yet) over the attempted cover-up because the officers (alleged) actions haven’t prevented plaintiffs from accessing the courts.


Tags: 2019, Excessive Force, Fifth Circuit, Police

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