United States Eighth Circuit

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SEINER v. DRENON, 02-1800

A police officer's mistaken belief that plaintiff's decedent had shot him was objectively reasonable, and it was objectively reasonable for him to shoot decedent, thus the officer was entitled to qualified immunity on a claim he violated decedent's civil rights.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/24/2002
  • Published 09/24/2002

Judges

  • FAGG, Circuit Judge., Before BOWMAN, BRIGHT, and FAGG, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Eighth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Walter R. Simpson, argued, Kansas City, MO (Michael R. Fletcher and David R. Smith, on the brief), for appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Gail Vasterling, AAG, argued, Jefferson City, MO, for appellee.