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McGrew v. Duncan

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

September 4, 2019

Katrina McGrew, Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
Sergeant Duncan, et al., Defendants-Appellants.

          Argued: May 1, 2019

          Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan at Detroit. No. 2:16-cv-10978-Denise Page Hood, Chief District Judge.

         ARGUED:

          Linda D. Fegins, CITY OF DETROIT LAW DEPARTMENT, Detroit, Michigan, for Appellants.

          Solomon M. Radner, EXCOLO LAW, PLLC, Southfield, Michigan, for Appellee.

         ON BRIEF:

          Linda D. Fegins, CITY OF DETROIT LAW DEPARTMENT, Detroit, Michigan, for Appellants.

          Solomon M. Radner, Rebeca Martinez Sicari, EXCOLO LAW, PLLC, Southfield, Michigan, for Appellee.

          Before: DAUGHTREY, COOK, and GRIFFIN, Circuit Judges.

          OPINION

          GRIFFIN, CIRCUIT JUDGE.

         A group of masked City of Detroit police officers broke down plaintiff Katrina McGrew's door, threw her to the ground, and handcuffed her so tightly it left bruises. When she complained about how constricting the handcuffs were, the officers threatened her life. She sued the officers pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Michigan law. They now appeal the district court's denial of their motions for summary judgment based upon qualified immunity and governmental immunity. We affirm, dismiss the appeal in part for lack of jurisdiction, and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

         I.

         On the eve of Thanksgiving in 2014, Katrina McGrew was busy preparing the next evening's dinner when the Detroit Police Department executed a search warrant on her home. As she stood in her kitchen stirring macaroni, she heard a bang at the front door. When she went to investigate, she saw defendants, a group of Detroit Police Officers, standing in her living room. They were wearing all black. Masks concealed their faces. She could see only their eyes.

         One of the officers threw her to the ground, put his knee in her back and handcuffed her. The handcuffs were tight, and McGrew so advised the officer. He responded: "[S]hut up, b ___, you shouldn't be so fat." When she complained to the same officer a second time, he responded: "[I]f you don't ...


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