Authors: Jacob O’Neal

Written by: Scott MacLatchie, Esq. You have probably watched some of the first generation of videos that popped up on social media sites and on YouTube showing officers dealing with people using smartphones to film them. In these videos, the officers would often order the people filming them to stop, and/or they would awkwardly try to cover their faces with one hand, all the while telling the subjects doing the

Law enforcement officers and other governmental employees enjoy qualified immunity for discretionary acts in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 matters where the law is not “clearly established” that the action in question violated a Constitutional right. In a recent ruling reversing a grant of summary judgment for law enforcement on qualified immunity grounds, O'Kelley v. Craig, ___ Fed. Appx. ___, 2019 WL 3202928 (11th Cir. July 16, 2019) the