ELEVENTH CIRCUIT DISCUSSES EXCESSIVE FORCE AND PRE-TRIAL DETAINEES

Claud Mccoid

On May nine, 2019, the Eleventh Circuit Courtroom of Appeals decided Piazza v. Jefferson County et al.[i], in which the court examined irrespective of whether a deputy applied abnormal force versus a pre-trial detainee in the jail, and if so, irrespective of whether the deputy’s supervisors were being also liable.  The appropriate specifics of Piazza, taken instantly from the situation, are as follows:

Ricky Hinkle, who suffered from alcoholism, heart disorder, and despair, was arrested though “visibly intoxicated” and was taken to the Jefferson County Jail in Bessemer, Alabama.1 The future day, he was transferred to the Birmingham City Jail. Before long thereafter, he commenced suffering from alcohol-withdrawal symptoms and exhibiting delusional behavior. Jail officers moved Hinkle a few diverse occasions prior to eventually (and presumably because of to his deteriorating situation) inserting him in a cell on Amount 3, the place Deputies Habimana Dukuzumuremyi and Christopher

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