NY4: Summary judgment on false arrest and excessive force claim without considering officers’ testimony in underlying criminal trial was error

Summary judgment against the defendants for false arrest and excessive force was improperly granted without considering the transcript of plaintiff’s criminal trial and the officers’ testimony there. Hernandez v Denny’s Corp., 2019 NY Slip Op 08302, 2019 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 8307 (4th Dept. Nov. 15, 2019).*

The stop was with probable cause or reasonable suspicion defendant had a headlight out. State v. Crites, 2019-Ohio-4729, 2019 Ohio App. LEXIS 4804 (5th Dist. Nov. 14, 2019).*

Stop for cutting a corner through a convenience stop parking lot was valid. United States v. Hawkins, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 199449 (M.D. Tenn. Nov. 15, 2019).*

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