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9th Circ. Axes Officer’s Quick Win In Excessive Force Case

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9th Circ. Axes Officer’s Quick Win In Excessive Force Case

Law360 (June 10, 2020, 10:54 PM EDT) — The Ninth Circuit said Wednesday that a jury should decide whether a California police officer used excessive force when he shot at a car and killed a passenger, marking the third day in a row that a federal appeals court has revived a police excessive force suit.

A three-judge Ninth Circuit panel reversed a summary judgment ruling in favor of the city of Hayward in a suit accusing it and police officer Manuel Troche of using excessive force in 2013 when he shot nine times at a passing vehicle under suspicion of driving under the influence, which resulted in the death…

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