Professor Macfarlane Publishes "Foreseeable Police Shootings" in the Columbia Law Review Forum
January 16, 2020
Professor Macfarlane's essay, Foreseeable Police Shootings, was published in the Columbia Law Review Forum. It addresses section 1983 civil rights actions that follow police violence. The essay considers how illegal entries into an individual's home may render the police-involved shootings that follow foreseeable and avoidable. An entry-based Fourth Amendment violation has resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict for individuals shot by law enforcement officers in Los Angeles.