Federal appeals court dismisses Seattle police lawsuit on use-of-force policy

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit [opinion, PDF] brought by more than 100 Seattle police officers who claimed the city’s new guidelines [text] on using force jeopardized their safety, ruling that the officers’ claims were unsubstantiated by the Constitution. In the opinion, the court stated:The […]

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