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Ussery v. Mansfield, 14-7096

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983, maintaining that a team of correctional officers employed excessive force when they forcibly extracted him from his prison cell, the district court's denial of defendant officers' motion for summary judgment on the basis of qualified immunity is affirmed where the court did not err in its denial because: 1) under the Norman standard the injuries plaintiff maintains he suffered were not de minimis; and 2) the North Carolina Department of Corrections initiated an investigation into the cell extraction.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/19/2015
  • Published 05/19/2015

Judges

  • Motz

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

Counsel