Loch, et al. v. City of Litchfield, et al., No. 11-3618 (8th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff and his wife brought this action under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that a city police officer employed excessive force when he shot plaintiff eight times. The court held that the district court properly granted summary judgment in favor of the officer on plaintiff's 1983 claim where the officer acted objectively reasonable under the circumstances. The district court ruled that if plaintiff sought to hold the city liable for the officer's alleged state-law torts, then the officer was entitled to official immunity, and the city was thus entitled to vicarious official immunity. The court agreed with this conclusion and affirmed the judgment.