CA5: Claim stated for excessive force for allowing dog to bite subdued arrestee

Plaintiff stated a claim for a dog bite after he was subdued, and there would be no qualified immunity. Hinson v. Martin, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 12775 (5th Cir. Apr. 29, 2021).*

There was arguable probable cause for plaintiff’s arrest for bank fraud with a false application for a loan. “Although Saunders repeatedly stated that his arrest was based on a false report of criminal activity against him, he made no factual allegations to support his conclusory statements. Because Saunders made no factual allegations to indicate that his arrest was lacking in probable cause, Saunders also cannot state an unreasonable search and seizure claim.” Saunders v. BB&T Bank, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 12787 (3d Cir. Apr. 29, 2021).*

Plaintiff stated a claim for retaliatory strip searches in prison for exercise of his First Amendment rights to sue the prison in other case. Johnson v. Naqvi, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82105 (D. Conn. Apr. 29, 2021).*

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