Sotomayor Cites ‘Disturbing Trend’ in Suits Against Police

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In 2010, Houston police officer Chris Thompson shot Ricardo Salazar-Limon in the back, severing his spine and paralyzing him from the waist down. The men's accounts are dramatically different: Salazar-Limon claims he was simply attempting to walk away from the officer; Thompson says he thought that Salazar-Limon was reaching for a gun in his waistband. In fact, Salazar-Limon didn’t have a gun. When he sued Thompson for using excessive force, a judge chose to . . .

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