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excessive force

U.S. Federal District Courthouse in Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII — A written decision by a federal judge in Honolulu provides some details of civilian and medical experts’ testimonies during the trial of 3 Honolulu police officers who, according to a federal jury, didn’t use excessive force against an American Samoan man who died 4 years ago in...
Federal District Court Building in Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu, HAWAII — A federal appellate court has ruled that a Honolulu police officer’s use of a taser gun — three times — on an American Samoa man who later died at a hospital, “was excessive” and “violated... established law”. The decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued July 10th “...