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By Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. | October 3, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Deadly Force Ruled Objectively Reasonable to Stop Suspect With Replica Gun

BRIAN GABRIEL Associate Attorney Mastagni Holstedt, APC Amid increased scrutinization of deadly officer-involved shootings, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently vindicated the objectively reasonable standard in analyzing lawsuits involving the use of deadly force by peace officers. In Estate of Strickland v. Nevada County, 69 F.4th 614 (9th Cir. […]

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By Messing Adam & Jasmine | October 1, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

The Ninth Circuit Upholds a ‘Suspicionless’ Detention Under ‘Special Circumstances’

MATTHEW TAYLOR Associate Attorney Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP In its July 7, 2023, decision, Bernal v. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Case No. 22-15690, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the first time that law enforcement officers’ detention of witnesses, without suspicion, under “special circumstances” did not violate […]

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By Castillo Harper, APC | September 7, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

The Skelly Presentation: Strategic Disclosures Ahead of Evidentiary Hearing

MONTANA MASSONE, ESQ. Associate Attorney Castillo Harper, APC After receiving a call from my client that she received a Notice of Intent to Terminate, I awaited documents outlining all my client’s alleged misconduct. My client’s interview had been several hours long, and I expected that this meant the investigation and […]

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By Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. | September 1, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Termination Squashed After Skelly

GARRETT PORTER Associate Attorney Mastagni, Holstedt, APC Falling ill while traveling or vacationing may ruin a trip, but it should never ruin your career. Such was the situation faced by Santa Clara County Correctional Deputy Patrick Tempra, who turned to Mastagni Holstedt, APC to appeal a proposed termination and secure […]

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