Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Police-Provoked Shootings by the Police: Excessive Force?

, New York Law Journal


In his Civil Rights and Civil Liberties column, Christopher Dunn previews the Supreme Court arguments in an excessive force case where police entered a residence without knocking or identifying themselves and, finding one of the residents pointing what appeared to be a rifle at them, fired 15 shots. In fact, it was a a BB gun that the resident was in the process of moving when officers entered.

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