Qualified Immunity

  •  Read the case brief of, Scott v. Harris (2007) (See Case Index for location)
  •  Review the videos at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmx8gzx1N1k (Car 2 – Officer Scott, be sure to listen to his radio communication while watching)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrVKSgRZ2GY  (Car 1 is an officer behind Officer Scott.  Same view just from a different perspective)
  • In a minimum of 150 words, discuss: Qualified immunity (as discussed in your text)
  • Was the court correct in granting qualified immunity in the Scott v. Harris cases? Explain using supporting legal information discussed in the text.
  • If you were riding with the officer involved, at what point would you have advised him/her to use more-or less-force in this circumstance.  Support your answer with relevant case law.