Course: Introduction / Policing / Procedural Law
Tennessee v. Garner (1985) is a landmark SCOTUS decision where the Court invalidated a Tennessee statute that codified the fleeing felon rule; the use of deadly force to apprehend an unarmed felon is unconstitutional.
See also fleeing felon rule
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- Criminal Justice | Section 4.5: The Legal Environment of Policing
- Read the abridged case on this site
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Last Modified: 07/19/2021