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Stainback v. Dixon, No. 08-3563

By FindLaw Staff on June 30, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In a Fourth Amendment action brought against police officers, district court judgment grant of summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where: 1) the court applied an acceptable methodology in addressing the qualified immunity test and evaluating whether the officers' actions violated plaintiff's constitutional right; and 2) the record establishes that the officers' actions were reasonable under the circumstances, and that they did not employ excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment. 

Read Stainback v. Dixon, No. 08-3563

Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.
Argued APRIL 15, 2009
Decided JUNE 30, 2009

Before FLAUM, RIPPLE and SYKES, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by RIPPLE, Circuit Judge.  

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