CA3: Pointing a gun at ptf during arrest and making him lie on the ground is not excessive force

“Krasley is alleged to have pointed a gun at Pearson and required him to lie on the ground, but the charge of promoting prostitution was serious, Pearson was in a vehicle and thus could have fled, and Pearson was uninjured. There is thus no plausible claim that the force used by Krasley in effecting Pearson’s arrest was excessive.” The seizure of plaintiff’s cell phones were also reasonable. Pearson v. Krasley, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 22912 (3d Cir. Nov. 15, 2017).

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