Police pointed weapon at me – is that excessive?

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, Civil Rights, Excessive Force, Fourth Amendment, Personal Injury Law

Question:  Is it a violation of the Fourth Amendment for an officer to aim his loaded weapon at a person where the alleged crime at issue is minor and nonviolent, the suspect does not pose an immediate threat to the safety of the officers or others, and he is not actively resisting arrest or attempting to […]

Can the Police Detain a Witness Who They do not of Suspect Wrongdoing?

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Due Process, False Imprisonment, Fourth Amendment

Question: Can the Police Detain a Witness Who They do not of Suspect Wrongdoing? Answer: Yes – but only under very limited circumstances. The Fourth Amendment – The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures The Fourth Amendment protects the right of the […]