Case Summary: Torres v. Madrid (2021) (High School Level)

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Case issue: Does the application of lethal force to restrain a suspect constitute a “seizure” within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment, even if the force does not immediately stop the person or result in the physical control or custody of the suspect?

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    Torres v Madrid

    Posted by G. Brown on Apr 7th 2021

    Please continue to write up the key facts and arguments for cases currently on the Supreme Court docket. This resource really engages my students in discussion!