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Sandel v. Williams

Petition for certiorari denied on February 21, 2012

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11-736 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: (1) Whether criminal proceedings that result in conviction preclude a federal civil rights claim for excessive use of force, under circumstances where the use of excessive force would provide a complete affirmative defense to an offense of conviction in the forum where the conviction is adjudged; and (2) whether a claim of excessive use of force is barred on grounds of qualified immunity to the extent such claim is premised upon allegations of fact that are conclusively rebutted by documentary video footage of the incident giving rise to the claim.

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