Tennessee v. Garner (1985) | Definition

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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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Last Modified: 07/19/2021


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