CA5: Tasering a man threatening suicide who doused himself in gasoline was subject to qualified immunity when the Taser set him on fire

Plaintiff’s decedent doused himself in gasoline and threatened to burn the house down with six people inside. He had a lighter in hand. The officers used their Tasers on him as a last resort, and that caused him to burst into flames and the house burned down, too. The officers were entitled to qualified immunity. Ramirez v. Guadarrama, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 3382 (5th Cir. Feb. 8, 2021).*

The statute of limitations for a Fourth Amendment starts with when all the elements have occurred despite plaintiff having been incarcerated since then. Youker v. Hillhouse, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31660 (E.D. Wash. Feb. 19, 2021).*

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