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Forrest v. Prine, 09-3471

In plaintiff's excessive force claim against an officer under 42 U.S.C. section 1983, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where: 1) a reading of the record reveals that the officer's use of the taser was a reasonable, good faith effort to maintain or restore discipline within the jail; 2) there is no genuine issue of triable fact as to whether the officer's decision to employ the taser amounted to a violation of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment; and 3) no reasonable jury would conclude that the officer fired his taser with a malicious or sadistic intent.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/14/2010
  • Submitted 08/31/2010
  • Decided 08/31/2010
  • Published 08/31/2010



  • United States Seventh Circuit


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