Police, The Fourth Amendment, Qualified Immunity

Officer Derrick Springs of the Cookeville Police Department

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The taser records also indicated that Officer Springs apparently uses his taser with some frequency, a matter which may also raise concerns. Although the question of whether an officer may be trigger happy does not impact the qualified immunity analysis because the “doctrine focuses on `the objective reasonableness of an official’s conduct,'” Andrews v. Hickman Cnty, 700 F.3d 845, 953 (6th Cir. 2012), “without regard to [an officer’s] underlying intent or motivation” Graham, 490 U.S. at 397, this is something that the Cookeville Police Department may want to investigate.

Case: Walker v. City of Cookeville, Dist. Court, MD Tennessee 2014

Written by Burgers Allday

March 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm

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