Read the ruling here.
Subscribe to Closing Arguments
Sign up for new weekly newsletter Closing Arguments to get the latest about ongoing trials, major litigation and hot cases and rulings in courthouses around the U.S. and the world.
ST. LOUIS — The Eighth Circuit reinstated the civil rights claims brought by a resident of Lake Norden, South Dakota, against its former police chief, who has since been disqualified from serving in law enforcement and who allegedly tried to kill the self-representing resident with a stun gun during a traffic stop in retaliation for suing the former chief in state court over a prior traffic stop. The resident has plausibly argued the city and its mayor stand by the former chief’s behavior.