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10th Circuit reverses immunity finding for New Mexico police

DENVER — The 10th Circuit found a federal court improperly granted summary judgment to two New Mexico state investigators who shot at an individual who drove away from them when they ordered her to open her car door. They had not announced themselves as law enforcement, so the court was wrong to find they enjoyed qualified immunity on her civil rights claims on the basis that she had “eluded custody.”

Read the ruling here.

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