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One-punch man

GULFPORT, Miss. — A federal court in Mississippi granted summary judgment to a fired county jailer who sought immunity from liability for his one-punch knockdown of a pretrial detainee, who was starting fights with inmates. The ex-officer is not immune from suit for his subsequent punches of the detainee after he had been knocked down and handcuffed, but because the prisoner did not exhaust his administrative remedies, his claims are dismissed without prejudice.

Read the ruling here.

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