Civil rights §1983 claim

Whether defendants were protected by qualified immunity in §1983 claim?

Plaintiff filed a §1983 excessive force suit against defendants, alleging they used excessive force while arresting plaintiff and her minor son.  Defendants appealed the denial of their summary judgment motion, arguing that they were entitled to qualified immunity.

Where video evidence supported finding that plaintiff engaged in aggressive or non-compliant behavior, plaintiff and her son did not have a clearly established right to be free from being shocked with a Taser by officers attempting to arrest them and thus the officers were entitled to qualified immunity.  Judgment is reversed and remanded.

Rudley v. Little Rock Police Department, appealed from the Eastern District of Arkansas, 18-2533, Wollman, J.

Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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