excessive force

Supreme Court Rules Against Police Use-Of-Force ‘Provocation’ Rule

Police officers cannot be held liable for use-of-force consequences even when they provoke a violent confrontation, the Supreme Court has ruled. The case involved a couple that was severely injured by two California officers searching for a wanted man. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled 8-0 in favor of Los Angeles County, California, and two…

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SWAT Team Destroys Innocent Family’s Home Looking for Unarmed Homeless Man

A married couple claim Fresno sheriff’s officers destroyed their house by using it as a training ground for a teargas-wielding SWAT team, 50 vehicles, two helicopters, a K-9 unit and a fire truck — because an unarmed homeless man had been found in their closet. David and Gretchen Jessen sued Fresno County and the City of…

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