Tag: Use of Force

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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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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