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Williams v. Strickland

Motorist pulls over for Beaufort County, S.C. police but peels out as they approach his car on foot. The officers shoot him, causing grievous injuries. (The motorist’s 6-year-old son is not hit, but another passenger is.) Fourth Circuit: No qualified immunity. It’s unclear whether the officers fired while the driver was heading toward them (which would be reasonable) or while he was driving past or away from them (which would be decidedly unreasonable). So to trial the case must go.


Tags: 2019, Fourth Circuit, Police, Qualified Immunity

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