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Criminal Procedure 3/5/08 Tennessee v Garner Facts Officers were dispatched for a prowler inside call When they arrived at the scene they saw the suspect flee He did not see a weapon and suspected the suspect was unarmed Because the officer was afraid he would lose the suspect he shot at him and hit him in the back of the head and killed him The action was backed by Tennessee law Question Is shooting a fleeing suspected felon an unreasonable seizure? Yes Reason Using deadly force to stop a fleeing suspect is unreasonable under the 14
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Unformatted text preview: th amendment the use of deadly force to prevent the escape of a suspect in whatever the circumstances is unreasonable Graham v Connor Facts Graham, a diabetic, felt the onset of a insulin reaction and asked his friend to bring him to a nearby convenience store to purchase some juice to counter act the attack The line was too long so the left for a friends house Police saw him enter and leave hastily...
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