Criminal investigation week 3 assignment

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Criminal Investigation – Week 3 Assignment 1

Ferguson, MO and the Michael Brown Shooting

First, read this case study regarding the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, MO.

Next, in your written assignment, you are to take a position on this case, not based on emotion, but based on the facts and the two applicable pieces of case law we covered this week; Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386, 109 S. Ct. (1989) and Tennessee v. Garner 471 U.S. 1 (1985).

It is imperative your submission justify your stance through the reference of these two case law decisions and how those decisions are applied in use of force decisions by police officers.

Finally, in your summary, you are to give your personal view on whether or not these two case law decisions were applied properly in this case and why.


Excluding the cover page and references, this report must be at least 2 pages of written text. The entire paper must be your original work.