Tag: Qualified Immunity

Wenzel v. Storm – Use of Force and Qualified Immunity

Wenzel v. Storm – Use of Force and Qualified Immunity

In this case, retired FLETC Senior Legal Instructor Bruce-Alan Barnard analyzes a recent Eighth Circuit case Wenzel v. Storm released August 9, 2018.  This case is about qualified immunity for use of deadly force in an altercation with an unarmed but belligerent suspect.

The Case of the Neighbor with a Knife

The Case of the Neighbor with a Knife

In this edition of Bruce’s Brownbag Wednesday, Bruce reviews the recent Supreme Court decision Kisela v. Hughes issued by the court on April 2, 2018. BLUE KEY PHRASES: Use of Force Deadly Force Qualified Immunity Clearly Established BLUE KEY CASES: Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U. S. 1 (1985) Graham v. Connor, 490 U. S. 386 …

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Sanzone v. Gray – Use of Deadly Force

Sanzone v. Gray – Use of Deadly Force

In this episode, Bruce-Alan Barnard reviews a 42 USC 1983 civil suit for excessive use of force resulting in the death of the suspect. KEY PHRASES: Use of Force Deadly Force Qualified Immunity KEY CASES: Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989) Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985) Saucier v. Katz, 533 U.S. 194 …

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The Case of the Bloodhound Blunder

The Case of the Bloodhound Blunder

Winfrey v. Rogers (5th Cir. Feb. 2017) – The is a 1983 civil suit for malicious prosecution with the primary issue on appeal focused on Qualified Immunity. This is the audio recording of Bruce’s Brownbag Wednesday Webinar 2018-05 aired on 7 Feb 2018. Key Terms: Probable Cause Malicious Prosecution Fourth Amendment False Affidavit Qualified Immunity …

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The Case of the Rotten Peaches

The Case of the Rotten Peaches

Bruce’s Brownbag Wednesday Webinar 2018-03. This is the audio from the BBW “Case of the Week” – US v Wesby This is a Supreme Court decision addressing probable cause and qualified immunity.

Broadcast BLUE – Episode 005

Broadcast BLUE – Episode 005

Broadcast BLUE Episode 005 – 28 DEC 2017 Bruce-Alan Barnard discusses the case Hensley v. Price, 876 F.3d 573 (4th Cir. 2017). Key Phrases: Use of Force, Deadly Force, Qualified Immunity Key Cases: Graham v Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989); Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985); Saucier v. Katz, 533 U.S. 194 (2001); Pearson v. Callahan, …

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