Bloomberg Law
Aug. 24, 2018, 6:11 PM

Tased Woman’s Excessive Force Claim Revived

Melissa Heelan Stanzione
Melissa Heelan Stanzione

A woman will get another chance to pursue her Fourth Amendment claims against an Illinois police officer she claimed used excessive force on her, after an Aug. 24 ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

The lower court wrongly excluded evidence of the woman’s first encounter with the officer, Judge Ilana D. Rovner wrote for the court.

Officers attempted to pull Kasey Burton over in 2014 for driving with a suspended license. She saw flashing lights but didn’t pull over, leading cops on a low-speed chase, out of fear stemming from a 2008 incident where she ...

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