Issue: (1) Whether it is – or should be – clearly established
that police officers per se violate
the United States Constitution when
they use nontrivial force in the context
of passive resistance, regardless of the
surrounding circumstances; and (2) whether the Ninth Circuit’s unique
treatment of tasers – “intermediate force
as a matter of law,” which “must” be justified
by the government interest involved
– is inconsistent with this Court’s
holdings in Graham v. Connor, Saucier v. Katz, and Scott v. Harris,
or in the best interest of society.
Supplemental brief of respondents Donald Gravelet-Blondin, and Kristi Garvelet-Blondin filed. (Distributed)
Feb 24 2014
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