Glasscox v. City of Argo 11th CIR (12SEP2018)

Glasscox v. City of Argo 11th CIR (12SEP2018)

This case is a civil suit under 42 USC 1983 for the excessive use of force by a police officer when he tased the plaintiff four times in rapid succession.  In a set of facts eerily similar to Graham v. Connor, the plaintiff was suffering from diabetic shock while driving and was pulled over by the officer after he observed Glasscox speeding and driving erratically.  The officer tased Glasscox four times when he did not exit the vehicle as quickly as the officer wanted him too.

The Eleventh Circuit held that under the facts as alleged and in light most favorable to the plaintiff, the officer was not entitled to Qualified Immunity. The court held that if the finder of fact at trial accepts the facts as given, this would be a clearly established violation of the Fourth Amendment.

This is a very good case to review for what constitutes the reasonable repeated use of a Taser.

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