Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit wrongly
denied qualified immunity to Officer
Shelby Hawkins by finding the use of force was
not reasonable as a matter of law when
Hawkins had probable cause to
believe there was a threat of serious
physical injury or death; and (2) whether the 8th Circuit wrongly
denied qualified immunity to Hawkins in the absence of any precedent
finding a Fourth Amendment violation
based on similar facts.
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