HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Justices Decline Case Of ...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Tue May 29, 2012, 11:38 AM

Justices Decline Case Of Police Taser Use On Pregnant Woman [View all]

Source: CNN

By Bill Mears, CNN Supreme Court Producer
10:41 AM EDT, Tue May 29, 2012

Washington (CNN) -- A "defiant" pregnant woman who was subjected to three Taser stun gun shocks by law enforcement officers after refusing to sign a speeding ticket will not get her appeal addressed by the Supreme Court.

The justices without comment rejected separate petitions from both Malaika Brooks and the Seattle Police officers sued for excessive force.

The court also rejected a similar appeal from a separate plaintiff.
2005: Rick Sanchez zapped with stun gun

Hundreds of such Taser-related lawsuits have been working their way through lower state and federal courts, but the Supreme Court so far has refused to address the issue of what the officers call "a useful pain technique."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/29/justice/scotus-taser-shocks/index.html

16 replies, 2811 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread