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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Tracy Williams v. Brandon Brooks (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 17-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:

Defendant Officer Brandon Brooks conducted a traffic stop of plaintiff Tracy Williams for failing to activate his turn signal prior to changing lanes. Williams did not cooperate with the instructions of Officer Brooks and Defendant Officer Kehl, which led to a physical confrontation. Defendant Sergeant Shannon Trump then arrived at the scene. Officer Brooks arrested Williams for resisting law enforcement, and after a bench trial, a state court judge granted Williams’s motion to dismiss the charge. Williams sued defendants in federal district court pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging false arrest, excessive force, and failure to protect in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The district court granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment. We affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 5, 2016 04:03 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions