Alexander Baxter was already sitting on the floor with his hands in the air when a Nashville police dog was released and bit him, sending him to the hospital. A court found that the officer responsible was protected by qualified immunity and could not be sued.
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The invisible shield: how qualified immunity prevents victims of police abuse from seeking justice, Part 2
On January 8, 2014 Alexander Baxter was sitting on the basement floor of a Nashville home with his hands in the air.