Tag Archives: Excessive Force

Former Sheriff Thomas Rodella loses appeal in Tenth Circuit

Today the Tenth Circuit issued its decision in United States v. Thomas Rodella, affirming the convictions of the former Rio Arriba County (N.M.)¬†sheriff arising from a road rage incident in which he threatened a young motorist with a firearm. Sheriff … Continue reading

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10th Circuit: Bernalillo County deputies must face trial on excessive force claims

In March 2013, the Maresca family — wife, husband, and three children — were returning from a hiking excursion in their red 2004 Ford-150 pickup truck when two Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies pulled their vehicle over. The Marescas had not … Continue reading

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