Is a Police Shooting, an Attempt to Restrain, a Seizure?

When police shoot at a fleeing suspect, in an attempt to stop (and restrain) that person, the U.S. Supreme Court has found that this is legally considered a seizure because the governmental attempt is to restrain. Once it is regarded legally as a seizure, there is legal analysis for a prolonged detention and certain Fourth Amendment principals that may apply to evidence gathered thereafter. To read more about this U.S. Supreme Court ruling on this issue, please click on the following link –

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