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Police, The Fourth Amendment, Qualified Immunity

It is not a crime to resist unlawful arrest in Alabama

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Case: Summers v. Martin, Dist. Court, ND Alabama 2013

Comment: This case shows why that is the way the law should be, even though in many states it is illegal to resist an unlawful arrest. In the present case, plaintiff alleges that police basically ambushed him violently, claimed he resisted arrest, arrested him and then, later wanted qualified immunity when the charges were dropped. Where resisting unlawful arrest is illegal, this police strategy tends to work. Not so much in jurisdictions like Alabama where it is legal to resist an unlawful arrest.

Written by Burgers Allday

December 21, 2013 at 11:33 am

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