Nos. 94-55243, 94-55648.

64 F.3d 1315 (1995)

Jerry ALEXANDER; Tyrone Brown, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, Defendant, and Brian Wilson; Harry Toluchanian; Orlando Atencio; David Smiley, et al., Defendants-Appellants. Jerry ALEXANDER; Tyrone Brown, Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants, v. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES; Orlando Atencio; Brian Wilson; Harry Toluchanian; David Smiley; Philip Solano, et al., Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided August 29, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edward M. Fox, Klass, Fox, Helman & Ross, Los Angeles, CA, for plaintiffs-appellees-cross-appellants.

Maureen Houska, Carol D. Janssen, and Scott D. MacLatchie, Franscell, Strickland, Roberts & Lawrence, Pasadena, CA, for defendants-appellants-cross-appellees.

Before: LAY, BRUNETTI and RYMER, Circuit Judges.

LAY, Circuit Judge:

This appeal presents two basic issues: (1) whether the district court erred in denying qualified immunity to Los Angeles police officers involved in the detention and alleged arrest of the plaintiffs, Jerry Alexander and Tyrone Brown; and (2) whether the district court properly granted summary judgment in favor of the officers on Alexander's claim that the officers used excessive force.


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