Tennessee v. Garner

Following is the case brief for Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985). Case Summary of Tennessee v. Garner: Police officer shot and killed an unarmed fleeing suspect – Garner. Garner’s family sued, alleging that Garner’s constitutional rights were violated. The District Court found no constitutional violation.  The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed. The U.S. Supreme Court held that deadly […]

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