7th Circuit Finds Police Officers Were Qualified To Testify On Excessive Force

(January 29, 2016, 1:19 PM EST) -- CHICAGO — Police officers were qualified in a constitutional rights lawsuit to testify about excessive force used by a fellow officer, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed Jan. 28 (United States of America v. Terry Joe Smith, Nos. 14-3744 & 14-3721, 7th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 1353).

(Opinion available. Document #30-160212-021Z.)

The Seventh Circuit affirmed the conviction by jury of Terry Joe Smith, a police officer in Putnam County, Ind., for violating 18 U.S. Code Section 242 by depriving two persons, under color...
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