Atlanta lawyer Craig T. Jones said that when the U.S. Supreme Court in April ruled against his case against a police officer over injuries suffered during a high-speed chase, he feared the decision “kind of sealed the fate” of a similar matter pending at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jones may be right, as an 11th Circuit panel last week held that the high court ruling in favor of a Coweta County, Ga., police officer set a favorable precedent for an officer from Toccoa, Ga.

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