Docket Nos. 77323, 79507.

157 Mich. App. 92 (1987)

403 N.W.2d 505


Michigan Court of Appeals.

Decided January 6, 1987.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jaffe, Snider, Raitt & Heuer, P.C. (by Brian G. Shannon and Carol A. Osborne), and Theodore Spearman, for plaintiff.

Cooper & Fink (by Daniel S. Cooper and David H. Fink), for defendants.

Before: M.J. KELLY, P.J., and BRONSON and C.W. SIMON, JR., JJ.


On August 11, 1980, plaintiff, Terrance Guider, filed a complaint in Wayne Circuit Court against the City of Detroit and Detroit police officer Ronald Smith, alleging that the defendants violated his federal civil rights and seeking damages pursuant to 42 USC 1983. Plaintiff was shot by officer Smith as he fled from the scene of an apparent breaking and entering. Plaintiff's theory of recovery was that Officer Smith's use of deadly force to apprehend...

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