Police, The Fourth Amendment, Qualified Immunity

SMITH v. CITY OF STURGIS (W.D.Mich. 7-23-2012)

leave a comment »

A Walgreen’s store suspected that the plaintiff may have cut the end off of a cord of a phone charger. Police went to plaintiff’s house and convinced plaintiff to come outside to discuss Walgreen’s suspicions. At some point, plaintiff decided to go back in and close the police officers outside. The police did not like this and reached into the house to pull plaintiff out the door and arrest him before he could close the door. The court decided that it may well violate 4a to reach into the house to make a misdemeanor arrest. No qi for the police.

Written by Burgers Allday

July 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: