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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

US Supreme Court Will Not Review Tasering of Pregnant Motorist

In America it's OKAY for the police to taser a pregnant woman over a minor traffic violation.
Federal ruling granting officers immunity for tasering a pregnant woman over a speeding ticket will stand. The nation's highest court decided yesterday it would not re-open the case of a pregnant woman tasered three times by Seattle, Washington police over a minor speeding infraction. The US Supreme Court denied the request of Officers Steven L. Daman, Juan Ornelas and Donald M. Jones who sought to overturn the March 2010 decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that the officers used excessive force on November 23, 2004 (view opinion). That finding leaves officers vulnerable to a state suit, but motorist Malaika Brooks was equally upset with the appellate court's finding that the officers were immune from liability for their actions.
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