CA6: Shooting a teenager who pulled a toy gun on an officer for 2 seconds still has QI

The officer here shot a teenage boy who had a toy gun on him that looked real. He reached for it and dropped it, but reaching for it and pulling it out, even for two seconds before dropping it, was enough. Qualified immunity applies. Nelson v. City of Battle Creek, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 6123 (6th Cir. Feb. 26, 2020).

Defense counsel wasn’t ineffective for not pursuing a motion to suppress in this child pornography case. He was, however, ineffective in advising a guilty plea without any research or investigation because of some doubts about the case. Taylor v. United States, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34341 (S.D. Ind. Feb. 28, 2020).*

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