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Cops Who Laughed as They Killed Handcuffed, Innocent Man, Granted Qualified Immunity

According to a document in the Dallas News, in a 27-page ruling, U.S. District Judge David Godbey granted the officers' action for precis judgment in the case of Tony Timpa. The court docket granted the officers, 4 of whom continue to be on the force, certified immunity for their position in his death. "This is precisely why certified immunity ought to be abolished or at least modified," Geoff J. Henley, the lead lawyer for the Timpa household stated as he vowed to appeal. "One of the extra unnerving facets of certified immunity is that courts are free to brush aside rulings in opposition to officers from other circuits," Henley said. While the officers may additionally appear apologetic now, their "Strategy" that night time killed an in any other case absolutely harmless man who wished their help. Moments later, Timpa's dead physique is strapped to a gurney as law enforcement officials proceed joking - curiously for strategical purposes. For k