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Floyd v. Garrison
Citation:996 F.2d 947 (8th Cir. 1993)
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Mattie Ruth Floyd (Plaintiff), a black woman, sued Marty Garrison (Defendant), a white police officer, for unreasonable and unlawful deadly force after he shot and killed Jason L.C. Floyd. Only one of the prospective forty jurors was black. Plaintiff moved to dissolve the jury pool before trial and moved for a new trial after the jury found for Defendant, on the grounds that selecting prospective jurors from a voter registration list violated the Jury Selection and Service Act of 1968 and the Fifth Amendment.
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