CA2: Protective sweep while SW being obtained saved by independent source doctrine

Officers conducted a protective sweep while a search warrant was in the process of being obtained, so the independent source rule applies. United States v. Schleede, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 11803 (2d Cir. May 15, 2023).

Plaintiff didn’t state a claim for excessive force for officers getting him out of his car in the middle of a turn lane on a busy highway when they had no reason to know he had a diabetic hypoglycemic episode and he failed to respond to all requests to get out of the vehicle. No medic alert bracelet or other warnings. He complained of his handcuffing. Stanley v. Canino, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83851 (E.D. Ark. May 12, 2023).*

“There is no clearly established principle that prevents officers from taking individuals to the ground during an investigatory detention who have acted aggressively, failed to follow an officer’s commands, and whose actions suggest they were trying to flee.” Therefore, the officer gets qualified immunity. Parsons v. City of Ann Arbor, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 11715 (6th Cir. May 12, 2023).*

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