An 11th Circuit panel ruled Friday that police did not violate the constitutional rights of a fleeing suspect who died after his hands were cuffed behind his back and tied to ankle restraints. The decision comes as the court wrestles with how much deference to give law enforcement officers. In 2002 the U.S. Supreme Court reversed an 11th Circuit grant of immunity to prison guards -- and in October, the full 11th Circuit will rehear another case on police conduct.
11th Circuit OKs Hog-Tying of Criminal Suspect
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