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Misdemeanor Trespassing Arrest Leads to Permanent Impairment

By Christopher Zoukis In March 2015, 53-year-old Ralph Karl Ingrim suffered a seizure at a Dollar General store in Amarillo, Texas. A store clerk was kind enough to call the police to have him removed. When they arrived, Ingrim allegedly became argumentative, placed his hand on an officer’s chest and was promptly arrested on a

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Seventh Circuit: No Qualified Immunity for Diabetic Detainee’s Death

On August 20, 2013, the Seventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s denial of qualified immunity in a case concerning an Illinois pretrial detainee’s death due to medical neglect. Phillip Okoro, 23, was arrested for a misdemeanor property offense in October 2008 and held at the Williamson County Jail. Although Gerstein v. Pugh, 420 U.S. 103

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