Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: Anthony Gant v. Daniel Hartman
Case No.: 18-1287
Officials: BAUER, HAMILTON, and BRENNAN, Circuit Judges.
Focus: Jurisdiction Qualified Immunity
Anthony Gant brought this action against three police officers and the City of Fort Wayne for injuries he sustained as he fled from an armed robbery. Gant's operative First Amended Complaint alleges several constitutional violations and seeks damages under 42 U.S.C. 1983. The defendants moved for summary judgment, asserting claims of qualified immunity for Officers Daniel Hartman, Bradley Griffin, and Jason Palm.
The district court granted summary judgment for all defendants except Officer Hartman, who Gant alleges violated his Fourth Amendment rights by using unconstitutional excessive force in shooting him. Officer Hartman now appeals the district court's denial of summary judgment. Because Officer...