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City of Los Angeles v. Contreras

Petition for certiorari denied on December 14, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-58 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: (1) Whether the Fourth Amendment’s reasonableness standard requires that a suspect threaten a police officer with a weapon before the police officer can use deadly force to apprehend the suspect, or whether Tennessee v. Garner allows a police officer to use deadly force to prevent the suspect‘s escape if based on the totality of the circumstances, the officer has probable cause to believe the suspect poses a threat of serious physical harm to the officer or others and where when feasible some warning has been given; (2) whether Tennessee v. Garner defeats a police officer’s entitlement to qualified immunity by providing fair and clear warning that it is unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment for a police officer to use deadly force to apprehend a fleeing suspect where the officer has probable cause to believe the suspect has just committed a crime involving the infliction or threatened infliction of serious physical harm, if after the shooting it is discovered the suspect was unarmed.

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 10 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 13, 2015)
Aug 3 2015Waiver of right of respondent Robert Contreras to respond filed.
Aug 12 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Aug 13 2015Response Requested . (Due September 14, 2015)
Sep 1 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 14, 2015.
Oct 14 2015Brief of respondent Robert Contreras in opposition filed.
Oct 23 2015Reply of petitioners City of Los Angeles, California, et al. filed.
Oct 28 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 13, 2015.
Nov 12 2015Rescheduled.
Nov 16 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 24, 2015.
Nov 20 2015Rescheduled.
Nov 30 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2015.
Dec 7 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 11, 2015.
Dec 14 2015Petition DENIED.
 
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