Olympic Dream Dashed

Huntington Beach police officers are entitled to qualified immunity on claims brought against them by a long-distance runner who said they deprived him of a chance to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio by causing an injury to his knee when they slammed him to the ground while he was recording their interaction with his brother, the Ninth Circuit ruled.  

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Stand Your Ground

A Florida appeals court ruled that murder charges should have been dismissed against a defendant who shot and killed a man who had instigated a car chase that ended in a parking lot and began banging on the window of the defendant’s truck while yelling threats. The defendant is entitled to “Stand Your Ground” immunity. 

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