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Wenzel v. City of Bourbon, Missouri

Bourbon, Mo. police officer attempts to pull over driver with reputation for fighting police, fleeing traffic stops. The driver flees, drives in the wrong lane even while rounding turns and cresting hills, and then crashes. Video shows him exit his vehicle and walk purposefully toward the officer, who shoots him dead. District court: No qualified immunity. Eighth Circuit: Reversed.


Tags: 2018, Eighth Circuit, Police, Qualified Immunity

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