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Luchtel v. Hagemann, 09-35446

In an action claiming that defendant-officers lacked probable cause to arrest her, and that excessive force was used by the officers, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where: 1) under the circumstances defendants were entitled to subdue plaintiff, to arrest her, and to get her to a hospital for assessment; and 2) there was no genuine dispute from the evidence that plaintiff posed a threat to herself, her neighbors, and the officers.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/07/2010
  • Published 10/07/2010


  • Ronald M. Gould


  • United States Ninth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • John J. Kannin, Ted Buck

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