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Noriega v. Torres

Petition for certiorari denied on January 9, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-567 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: (1) Whether, under Brower v. County of Inyo, 489 U.S. 593 (1989), a police officer’s accidental, inadvertent use of deadly force against an arrestee can constitute an unreasonable seizure under the Fourth Amendment; and (2) whether, under Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989), the standard for unreasonable force under the Fourth Amendment is identical to the standard of general negligence so that an officer may be held liable for the accidental, inadvertent use of deadly force against an arrestee; and (3) whether a police officer is entitled to qualified immunity for the accidental, inadvertent use of deadly force against an arrestee.

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 2 2011Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 5, 2011)
Dec 2 2011Waiver of right of respondents Maria Torres, et al. to respond filed.
Dec 7 2011DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2012.
Jan 9 2012Petition DENIED.
 
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