D.Md.: Matters not told to def counsel about search can’t form basis of IAC claim

Defendant asserts a basis for suppression of his search that apparently was never communicated to counsel during the representation. Defense counsel wasn’t deficient. Hill v. United States, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48664 (D. Md. Mar. 20, 2020).

Plaintiff was shot by police when he was a passenger in a vehicle driving in the general direction of the officer but at jogging speed and at an angle that would have missed him. The complaint stated a claim for excessive force not barred by qualified immunity by shooting into the car. Vicente-Abad v. Sonnenberg, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 8781 (11th Cir. Mar. 20, 2020).*

Factual disputes on the propriety of the use of deadly force on a fleeing motorist denies qualified immunity to the officer and there is no appellate jurisdiction. Valdez v. Motyka, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 8816 (10th Cir. Mar. 20, 2020).*

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