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Civil Rights – Necessity of pepper spray a jury question (access required)

A jury will decide if a prison official’s decision to pepper spray an inmate after he head-butted an officer and was lying on his back in handcuffs was “clearly necessary” to respond to a threat to officer safety or to retaliate or punish. Because there were disputed facts, summary judgment for the officer was inappropriate, ...

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