Unformatted text preview: Hymon shot him, striking him in the back of the head. b. Objective basis: The officer, under Tennessee code, was using all means possible to stop a fleeing suspect. IV. Legal Question: Was the officer justified in using deadly force to apprehend the suspect. a. Police Officer b. Shot at Garner after he hoped the fence c. 4 th Amendment against unreasonable search and seizure V. Opinion a. Majority: The use of deadly force to prevent the escape of all felony suspects, whatever the circumstances, is constitutionally unreasonable. It is not better that all felony suspects die than they escape. VI. Judgment: Affirmed...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CRJ 205 taught by Professor Neilson during the Spring '08 term at Ivy Tech Community College.
- Spring '08