United States Eighth Circuit

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DENNEN v. CITY OF DULUTH, 02-2466

Police officer's use of a dog without leash was objectively reasonable under the circumstances, and he was entitled to qualified immunity on claim he violated plaintiff's civil rights by using excessive force; under Minnesota law, officer was entitled to official immunity on tort claims of negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/25/2003
  • Published 11/25/2003

Judges

  • SMITH, Circuit Judge., Before WOLLMAN, RICHARD S. ARNOLD, and SMITH, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Eighth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Wilbur W. Fluegel, argued, Minneapolis, MN (Paul D. Peterson, Woodbury, MN, on the brief), for appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • M. Alison Lutterman, Deputy City Attorney, Duluth, MN, argued, for appellee.