United States Third Circuit

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Bland v. City of Newark, 17-2228

Held that police officers were entitled to qualified immunity from claims arising out of a wild high-speed chase that ended with the motorist being shot between 16 and 18 times. The apparently unarmed motorist and his wife filed this suit alleging that the officers violated the motorist's Fourth Amendment rights. On interlocutory appeal from the denial of qualified immunity, the Third Circuit held that the officers' conduct was within the bounds of the Supreme Court's relevant decisions regarding the use of lethal force, and the officers were entitled to summary judgment on qualified immunity grounds.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/15


  • Hardiman


  • United States Third Circuit


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