SHOT SUSPECT WHO ESCAPES DOES NOT HAVE CLAIM FOR EXCESSIVE FORCE

Claud Mccoid

On Might two, 2019, the Tenth Circuit Court docket of Appeals resolved Torres v. Madrid et al.[i], in which the court docket examined whether officer violated the Fourth Amendment when they shot Torres, but she escaped.  The related details of Torres, taken straight from the circumstance, are as follows:

Early in the morning on July fifteen, 2014, New Mexico State Police officers went to an condominium complicated in Albuquerque to arrest a woman, Kayenta Jackson, who was “involved with an organized crime ring.” Aplt. App. at 120. The officers saw two people standing in front of the woman’s condominium subsequent to a Toyota FJ Cruiser. The Cruiser was backed into a parking place, with autos parked on both sides of it. The officers, who were sporting tactical vests with law enforcement markings, resolved to make get hold of with the two people in circumstance just one was the

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