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Fri Sep 18, 2020, 07:32 AM

No Qualified Immunity for Pittsburgh Cop Who Wrongly Detained Black Teenager, 'Slammed' Him ...

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No Qualified Immunity for Pittsburgh Cop Who Wrongly Detained Black Teenager, ‘Slammed’ Him Against a Wall

COLIN KALMBACHERSep 16th, 2020, 7:47 pm

A federal appeals court on Thursday declined to grant qualified immunity to a Pittsburgh cop who slammed an unarmed teenager into a wall after falsely detaining him on suspicion of making an underage tobacco purchase.

In 2013, brothers Will El and Beyshaud El left a corner store after lawfully purchasing a pack of menthol cigarettes. Pittsburgh Police Lieutenant Reyne Kacsuta, apparently unaware of tobacco foil wrapper conventions, spotted the bright green packaging and initially thought the two had purchased synthetic marijuana. She began to follow them and the incident quickly took a turn for the worse.

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discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 18 #1

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Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:02 AM

1. The change of the tide for qualified immunity

There has been a slow revolution against the old status quo: 'The Law is where you decide to skip dinner and a movie with family and friends so you can take the money, buy a gun and badge with it and give those to another person so he can point the gun at your head and use the badge to shield himself from your complaints.'

Maybe not so slow anymore.

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