CA11: The bodycam video showed the altercation with ptf and hospital security was reasonable

The bodycam video of plaintiff’s altercation with two hospital security guards showed they were entitled to qualified immunity. Scott v. Harris. Bouvier v. City of Covington, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 30822 (11th Cir. Nov. 20, 2023).*

In excessive force cases, “it has recognized that officers often find it difficult to determine how the Fourth Amendment’s general reasonableness standard applies to the particular factual circumstances confronting them. See Ziglar, 582 U.S. at 151.” Thus, there’s qualified immunity. Omeish v. Kincaid, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 30403 (4th Cir. Nov. 15, 2023).*

“In sum, there is no genuine dispute that the officers had reasonable suspicion to detain Ometu during the first part of their investigation, and they acted reasonably in handcuffing him and attempting to transport him to Davenport’s apartment. After that, Ometu’s conduct provided the officers with probable cause to arrest. Accordingly, Ometu cannot show a constitutional violation, and Officers Day and Serna are entitled to qualified immunity, and hence summary judgment, on Ometu’s claims of unlawful seizure and false imprisonment.” Ometu v. City of San Antonio, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 205644 (W.D. Tex. Nov. 15, 2023).*

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