CA10: 15-minute call to EPIC when officer given inconsistent travel plans wasn’t unreasonable

Inconsistent travel plans coming from the driver and passenger justified a 15 minute call to EPIC to see if the vehicle had crossed the border recently, and this was not unreasonable. United States v. Morales, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 17865 (10th Cir. June 8, 2020).

Factual disputes precluded summary judgment on qualified immunity for Tasing a person without aiming who was running away from the officer, allegedly to keep her from getting hit by a car. She was hit in the head and fell, and training instructed not to Tase a running person because of risk of secondary injuries from falls. Pena v. City of Rio Grande City, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 17903 (5th Cir. June 8, 2020).* [I capitalize “Taser” and “Tasing” because Taser is a product name.]

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