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Meyers v. Baltimore County, 11-2192

Summary judgment for defendant-officers is: 1) affirmed in part, where two officers were entitled to qualified immunity, where under the circumstances, the officers had probable cause to arrest the suspect; but 2) reversed in part and remanded against one officer, who directed his taser at the suspect ten times leading to suspect's death, where use of the taser was not objectively reasonable after suspect ceased actively resisting arrest and a reasonable person in the officer’s position would have known that the use of a taser in such circumstances violated clearly established constitutional rights.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/01/2013
  • Published 02/01/2013




  • United States Fourth Circuit


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