Plumoff v. Rickard Oral Argument

The Supreme Court considered when police are allowed to use deadly force in high-speed car chases. The Court heard oral argument in Plumhoff v.… read more

The Supreme Court considered when police are allowed to use deadly force in high-speed car chases. The Court heard oral argument in Plumhoff v. Rickard, docket number 12-1117. In 2004, police in West Memphis, Arkansas, approached Donald Rickard at a gas station, but he would not get out of his car and sped away, leading police on a high-speed chase through traffic. Police then fired 15 shots into Mr. Rickard’s car, killing Mr. Rickard and his girlfriend. Mr. Rickard’s family sued the police. The Supreme Court previously ruled that law enforcement officials are shielded from such lawsuits unless their conduct is egregious. close

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  • John F. Bash Assistant Department of Justice->Office of the Solicitor General
  • Michael A. Mosley Staff Attorney Arkansas Municipal League->Municipal Legal Defense Program
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Plumoff v. Rickard Oral Argument

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Program ID:
85781-1
Category:
Radio
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 14, 2014 | 3:56pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
Last Aired:
Mar 15, 2014 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO

Airing Details

  • Mar 14, 2014 | 3:56pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Mar 15, 2014 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Mar 15, 2014 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO