Under the fourth amendment of the us constitution, a police officer may use deadly force to prevent the escape of a fleeing suspect only if the officer has a good-faith belief that the. Following is the case brief for tennessee v garner, 471 us 1 (1985) case summary of tennessee v garner: police officer shot and killed an unarmed fleeing suspect – garner. On october 3, 1974, officers hymon and wright of the memphis police department responded to a call about a burglary in progress when they arrived at the address, a woman standing in the.
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The tennessee statute was unconstitutional as far as it allowed deadly force to prevent the escape of an unarmed fleeing felon tennessee v garner. In tennessee v garner (1984), the us supreme court upheld the lower court’s opinion that a tennessee law allowing for the use of deadly force on an escaped felon or suspect violated the.
Facts police were called to intercept a burglary in progress when they arrived the deceased was seen fleeing the scene the shooting police officer admitted to having seen no weapon on the. In the late 1970s, a memphis police officer shot and killed an unarmed suspect as he fled the scene of a burglary -- but that wasn't the end of the.