Torres v. Madrid Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Torres v. Madrid, a case concerning the the Fourth Amendment and illegal seizure of a person.… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Torres v. Madrid, a case concerning the the Fourth Amendment and illegal seizure of a person. Roxanne Torres was driving under the influence of drugs and tried to evade police officers pursuing her. The officers fired shots, and Ms. Torres was wounded. She was taken to the hospital and later arrested. She filed suit, arguing the officers violated her Fourth Amendment rights of illegal search and seizure and excessive force. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the police officers, saying the shooting was not an illegal seizure because the shooting did not successfully stop her from moving. close

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Torres v. Madrid Oral Argument

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Program ID:
469268-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 14, 2020 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN.org

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