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Qualified Immunity

A federal judge should have granted immunity to an officer who called a “code 3” alert during a traffic stop because she couldn’t have known the responding officers would resort to excessive force, a Ninth Circuit panel ruled in an unpublished opinion issued Tuesday.

PORTLAND, Ore. – A federal judge should have granted immunity to an officer who called a “code 3” alert during a traffic stop because she couldn’t have known the responding officers would resort to excessive force, a Ninth Circuit panel ruled in an unpublished opinion issued Tuesday.

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