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Stephen Lockwood AP Government Period 2 Scott v. Harris Court Case March 7, 2007 Scott v. Harris Violation of the 4 th Amendment of the United Stated Constitution. o Police officer used excessive force and seizure on Victor Harris. o Unconstitutional by the 4 th amendment as it states the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, which shall not be violated. o Saucier v. Katz states the immunity of a police officer and the provisions in which they are protected, however in this case the officer is not protected. According to Saucier, an officer can be s tripped of his qualified immunity protections if his conduct violates a constitutional right. o Lewis v. Brown , the court of appeals affirmed the denial of qualified immunity to an officer who rammed a suspected speeder. o Tennessee v. Garner ruled in the Supreme Court that police officers cannot kill or use deadly force who flee or pose a threat to them because it
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