United States Seventh Circuit

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MCNAIR v. COFFEY, 00-1139

Where a seizure was supported by probable cause and was otherwise reasonable, the presence of an excessive number of squad cars and drawn guns, triggered by a police officer-s call for backup, cannot be said to have violated the Fourth Amendment by giving fright or offense.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 08/15/2001
  • Decided 01/29/2002
  • Published 01/29/2002


  • EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge., Before CUDAHY, COFFEY, and EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Jeffrey P. Sweetland (submitted), Shneidman, Myers, Dowling & Blumfield, Milwaukee, WI, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Gregg T. Heidenreich (submitted), Stilp & Cotton, Brookfield, WI, for Defendant-Appellee.
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