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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Lee
Scott v. Harris
Citation:550 U.S. 372 (2007)
Police officer Scott (Defendant) was patrolling the roads and observed Harris (Plaintiff) speeding, and a car chase ensued. In an attempt to stop Harris’s vehicle, Scott, after receiving permission from his supervisor to perform a maneuver to Harris’s car that would cause it to spin to a stop, misfired, causing Harris’ car to hit a tree. As a result of the crash, Harris became a quadriplegic. Harris sued Scott for violating his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable seizures. Scott moved for summary judgment, asserting qualified immunity, but the district court denied his motion.
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