Amicus Curiae Brief in Kingsley v. Hendrickson: Corrections Staff Are Trained On An Objective Standard Regarding Their Use of Force

Today, attorneys from Loevy & Loevy submitted an amicus curiae brief to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of former corrections administrators and experts in the case of Kingsley v. Hendrickson, et al.  The case calls on the Supreme Court to decide whether allegations of excessive force by pretrial detainees (individuals who are held in jails while… Read More

Excessive Force Case: Kingsley v. Hendrickson

The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted cert to an excessive force case out of the Seventh Circuit: Kingsley v. Hendrickson, 744 F.3d 443 (7th Cir. 2014), No. 14-6368, 2015.  The issue is whether an objective or subjective standard of reasonableness applies in an excessive force case. In 2010, Michael Kingsley was a pretrial detainee at Monroe County… Read More