Federal appeals court rejects qualified immunity for police officer who slammed teen into wall2 min read

By- Mukesh Vishwakarma

Federal court of the Third Circuit refused to give qualified immunity to a cop who slammed black man against the wall who was a teenager and was suspected by police officers as possessing tobacco. In 2013 Will El and Beyshaud El brothers left corner store after buying cigarettes. The Lieutenant police officer of Pittsburgh Reyne Kacsuta without knowing the tobacco rapper convention thought that the green covered packet consisted of tobacco. She thought that they purchased synthetic marijuana. The Circuit Judge D. Michael Fisher noted that they were unarmed and where not committing a crime. nor the ID or resisted Circuit Judge Lieutenant Kacsuta or 5 others who immediately joined her.

The Frank Welling slammed bill against the building and Ryan Warnock deploying his Taser on Beyshaud. The appeals court found that the Will took one or two steps but that was wrongly claimed as made a punching motion which was contradicting the video evidence. The police officer welling craft him and slammed him against the wall of the empty that resulted in contusions, lacerations, and abrasions inflicted on the victim as per the records of the District Court. As soon as he felt on the ground his brother Beyshaud went to add him who was tased by another police officer. The District Court and the appeals court confirmed the fourth amendment excessive force lawsuit on him. This is read as rare because the controversial qualified immunity was denied.

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The modern version of this immunity seems to exempt the infringement of the constitutional right or a right established at the time of challenging by the court. On the lengthy legal analysis the district it was found that the District Court correctly found that all the video evidence was in favour of the plaintiff and there was an infringement of constitutional right against unreasonable use of force. The three bench consisted of Peter Phipps who gave dissenting opinion against the majority. 

it is to be noted that Peter Phillips was appointed by President Trump. And Of the two-judge majority on the panel, Circuit Judge Fisher was appointed by George W. Bush and Senior Judge Midge Rendell was appointed by Bill Clinton.