Supreme Court Sides With AZ Officer In Force Case

posted by Gregg Paul -

The U.S. Supreme Court is siding with a University of Arizona police officer who was being sued for shooting a woman four times after she refused to drop a large kichen knife.  

The justices overturning a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that allowed a civil rights lawsuit seeking 150-thousand dollars in damages.  

In a seven to two ruling, the court decided the officer was entitled to qualified immunity because he did not violate any clearly established law.  

The Supreme Court decision further cements blanket immunity for police officers who use potentially lethal


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