CA7: Shooting a man using a running chainsaw as an apparent weapon was subject to QI

Shooting a man advancing on an officer with a running chainsaw who was ignoring police commands to stop was subject to qualified immunity. Esker v. Lutz, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 23033 (7th Cir. Aug. 18, 2022).*

The defendant officers’ contention that their use of force was in a “gray area” only served to underscore that this was a fact question for trial. Qualified immunity properly denied. Meadows v. City of Walker, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 23022 (6th Cir. Aug. 18, 2022).*

The record shows a lack of reasonable suspicion for defendant’s continued detention for the dog sniff. Suppressed. State v. Dominguez, 2022 Tex. App. LEXIS 6065 (Tex. App. – El Paso Aug. 18, 2022).*

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