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Screws v. United States
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Screws, a police officer, arrested an African-American named Hall, claiming that Hall attempted to pull a gun on him. Hall was continuously beaten fifteen minutes after he was handcuffed. Hall died from his injuries. Screws was convicted under the due process clause of the fourteenth amendment by the district court, and the circuit court of appeals affirmed.
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