Police in the Bay Area have routinely pointed their guns at all occupants in a car for any “high risk” traffic stop where they have reason to believe the car may be stolen. But many times, the car is not stolen, or police rush to judgment to hold innocent people at gun point without justification — more for their own convenience. On May 12, 2014, in Green v. City and County of San Francisco, Haddad & Sherwin won an important ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstating the claims for one of their clients in just such a situation.


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