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Cook v. City of Bella Villa, No. 08-2712

By FindLaw Staff on October 05, 2009 3:38 PM

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action alleging excessive force by an officer in performing an arrest, judgment for defendants is affirmed where: 1) defendant-officer's use of force was reasonable under the circumstances; 2) the district court adequately gave plaintiff's counsel an opportunity to make a prima facie showing that one of defendant's peremptory challenges was made on the basis of race; and 3) because defendant was permitted to provide a detailed description of a preliminary breath test device, any improper showing of the device was merely duplicative of other evidence presented at trial.

Read Cook v. City of Bella Villa, No. 08-2712

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Submitted: April 16, 2009

Filed: October 2, 2009

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Opinion by Judge Riley

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