United States Third Circuit

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Lamont v. New Jersey, 09-1845

In a Section 1983 litigation, summary judgment in favor of defendant is affirmed in part and vacated in part where:1 ) district court held that police officers acted reasonably when they fatally shot plaintiff because abrupt, threatening movement by plaintiff justified the initial use of deadly force; but 2) whether force became unreasonable some time thereafter should have been reserved for determination by jury.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/04/2011
  • Published 03/04/2011

Judges

  • SMITH

Court

  • United States Third Circuit

Counsel