Court refuses summary disposition to police on excessive force claim
In Brown v. Lewis, the Plaintiff argued that she was subjected to excessive force during an "investigative stop" of her car, when she was thrown to the ground and hand-cuffed. The involved police officers argued that they acted reasonably because they were responding to a 911 call from an intoxicated male. The Court held that while the police were not unreasonable in making the investigative approach to the car, their remaining actions in detaining, handcuffing and throwing Brown to the ground were not automatically immune from liability. Summary disposition was denied.