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Officers Adrianne Woodruff (left) and Alan Rhodes confront Robert Earl Lawrence, resulgint in Lawrence's the shooting. (Courtesy photo: Courtesy of Hank Sherrod) Officers Adrianne Woodruff (left) and Alan Rhodes confront Robert Earl Lawrence, resulting in Lawrence’s shooting. (Courtesy photo: Hank Sherrod)

Although all the parties were white, a police shooting case recently decided by Atlanta’s federal appeals court touches on issues that have marked some of the racial justice debates of the past months—such as the proper use of force, the relative danger of Taser stun guns and the benefits and limits of video evidence.

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Jonathan Ringel

Jonathan Ringel is managing editor of the Daily Report, the ALM newspaper in Atlanta. He can be reached at [email protected] Twitter: @jonathanringel

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