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Lowry v. City of San Diego, 13-56141

In an action under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 alleging that the City's policy of training its police dogs to 'bite and hold' individuals resulted in a violation of plaintiff's Fourth Amendment rights, the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendants is affirmed where: 1) there were no genuine disputes of material fact regarding plaintiff's claim; and 2) the force used was not excessive and did not violate the Fourth Amendment.

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  • Argued
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  • Decided
  • Published 2017/06/06




  • United States Ninth Circuit


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