Van Buren v. Crawford County (Eastern District of Michigan, 2017)

Key Insight: FRCP 37(e) not used, discretionary powers used instead. Litigation after a police shooting should be anticipated. Failures all around with the destruction of evidence lead to an adverse inference.

Nature of Case: Wrongful death (excessive police force)

Electronic Data Involved: Audio recordings

Keywords: excessive force, marijuana, knife, child protective services, metadata, shell game

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