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PG County officer evades liability for now-unconstitutional act

Shooting was not clearly unconstitutional in 2012, says 4th Circuit

If the allegations are true, a Prince George’s County police officer violated a suspected violent criminal’s constitutional rights in 2012 by shooting the armed, but non-threatening man while making an arrest, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. But the officer, Brendan Gill, would be immune from liability for shooting Damon Wilson because such excessive force was ...

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