A “karate chop kind of deal”

June 13, 2012

  • 310 Prisons
  • 310III Pretrial Detention
  • 310k351 Care, Custody, Confinement, and Control
  • 310k354 k. Use of Force.

310 PrisonsOfficer’s alleged use of force against pretrial detainee, in performing a “karate chop kind of deal,” was de minimis, and therefore was insufficient to establish a § 1983 excessive force claim under the Fourteenth Amendment; detainee did not suffer any objectively verifiable injury from the blow.
Leary v. Livingston County, 528 F.3d 438 (6th Cir. 2008)
Suggested by Tedd Cheney, Westlaw Reference Attorney II