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Supreme Court sides with police in pair of 'qualified immunity' cases

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted requests by police officers in separate cases from California and Oklahoma for legal protection under a doctrine called "qualified immunity" from lawsuits accusing them of using excessive force. The justices overturned a lower court's decision allowing a trial in a lawsuit against officers Josh Girdner and Brandon Vick over the fatal shooting
12 months ago·Washington, United States

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U.S. Supreme Court again protects police accused of excessive force

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted requests by police officers in separate cases from California and Oklahoma for legal protection under a doctrine called "qualified immunity" from lawsuits accusing them of using excessive force. The justices overturned a lower court's decision allowing a trial in a lawsuit against officers Josh Girdner and Brandon Vick over the fatal shooting of a hammer-wielding man in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

12 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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U.S. Supreme Court rules for police over excessive force claims

- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted requests by police officers in separate cases from California and Oklahoma for legal protection under a doctrine called "qualified immunity" from lawsuits accusing them of using excessive force. The justices overturned a lower court's decision allowing a trial in a lawsuit against officers Josh Girdner and Brandon Vick over the fatal shooting

12 months ago·United Kingdom
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USA TodayUSA Today

Qualified immunity: Supreme Court sides with police, overturns denial of immunity in two cases

The cases came to the Supreme Court as the nation continues to grapple with questions about use of force by police and legal protections for officers.

12 months ago·United States
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Washington TimesWashington Times

Supreme Court sides with officers in two qualified immunity disputes

The Supreme Court sided Monday with police officers in two separate disputes over cases involving qualified immunity, which protects officers from civil lawsuits so long as they acted reasonably.

12 months ago·Washington, United States
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Supreme Court sides with police officers in two qualified immunity cases

In two unsigned opinions Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of police officers seeking qualified immunity from allegations of excessive force.

12 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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In Two Rulings, Supreme Court Bolsters Legal Shield for Police

The unsigned decisions, without noted dissents, indicated that the court continued to support the widely criticized doctrine of qualified immunity.

12 months ago·New York, United States
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