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City of Arlington, Texas v. Crane

Petition for certiorari denied on October 30, 2023
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-1151 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2023

Issues: (1) Whether, where a suspect with an outstanding felony arrest warrant refuses repeated commands to turn off his car and exit the vehicle, clearly states he will not surrender, struggles with an officer in the vehicle while revving the car’s engine, making the tires spin, and causing the car to smoke and sway from side to side, would a reasonable officer, who is half in and half out of the vehicle, conclude that the suspect poses a risk of serious harm to the officer or others; (2) whether a police officer attempting to execute a lawful arrest warrant against a suspect in a car who is struggling with the officer and revving his vehicle, making the tires spin and causing it to smoke and sway side to side, “obviously” violates the suspect’s Fourth Amendment rights by deploying deadly force just before the car reverses running over his fellow officer; and (3) whether the mere existence of a municipal policy of allowing traffic stops can constitute the moving force behind a subsequent unlawful use of force sufficient to impose municipal liability for such use of force.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 25 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 29, 2023)
Jun 28 2023Brief amici curiae of Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool, et al. filed. VIDED.
Jun 29 2023Waiver of right of respondent De'On Crane, et al. to respond filed.
Jul 05 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/26/2023.
Jul 19 2023Response Requested. (Due August 18, 2023)
Jul 20 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 18, 2023 to September 18, 2023, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 21 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including September 18, 2023, for all respondents.
Sep 14 2023Brief of respondents De'On Crane, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED
Sep 28 2023Reply of petitioner City of Arlington, Texas filed.
Oct 04 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/27/2023.
Oct 30 2023Petition DENIED.