No. 14-36035.

846 F.3d 340 (2017)

Tonja AMES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON, Defendant, and Heather R. Volpe, member of the King County Sheriff's Department; Christopher Sawtelle, member of the King County Sheriff's Department; Daniel L. Christian, member of the King County Sheriff's Department, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed January 13, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David J. Hackett (argued), Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney; Daniel T. Satterberg , Prosecuting Attorney; King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Seattle, Washington; for Defendants-Appellants.

Darryl Parker (argued), Civil Rights Justice Center PLLC, Seattle, Washington, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Before: M. Margaret McKeown, Richard C. Tallman, and Morgan B. Christen, Circuit Judges.


This interlocutory appeal requires us to address the reasonableness of actions taken by King County Sheriff's Deputies functioning in their community caretaking capacities during a life-and-death medical emergency. We reverse the district court's denial of qualified immunity on Appellee's excessive force...

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