CA11: Shooting of ptf during drug raid was reasonable and subject to QI

This § 1983 case arose from a shooting death by police during execution of a drug search warrant. The pre-search briefing told the officers that the suspect inside was involved in drug dealing and was likely armed, so a no-knock entry was performed. Once inside, defendant was seen running away with a gun in hand. He was next seen crouching against a wall pointing the gun at the officer, and they fired after he was too slow to respond to commands to drop the gun. The shooting was justified, and, even if it wasn’t no case law at the time of the shooting shows that it wasn’t. Santana v. Miami-Dade Cty., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 8644 (11th Cir. May 17, 2017).*

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