Qualified Immunity, Law Enforcement, Excessive Force

Isayeva v. Sacramento Sheriff's Dep't, 872 F.3d 938 (9th Cir. 2017)

Ninth Circuit held that (1) disputation about the reasonableness of deputy’s actions did not preclude granting qualified immunity, and (2) deputy was entitled to qualified immunity for the tasing and fatal shooting of the decedent because the decedent held no clearly established right not to be shot in circumstances in which he was larger than two officers, was not incapacitated by the taser, and was “winning” in hand-to-hand combat with the officers.

Found in DMHL Volume 37, Issue 1