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Moore v. City of Memphis

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

April 10, 2017

Ronald Moore; Gina Waldrop; Donald Moore, Jr., Plaintiffs-Appellants,
v.
City of Memphis; Phillip Penny, Defendants-Appellees.

          Argued: February 1, 2017

         Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee at Memphis. No. 2:14-cv-02089-S. Thomas Anderson, District Judge.

         ARGUED:

          Jeffrey S. Rosenblum, ROSENBLUM & REISMAN, P.C., Memphis, Tennessee, for Appellants.

          Richard J. Myers, GLANKLER BROWN, PLLC, Memphis, Tennessee, for Appellee City of Memphis.

          Betsy McKinney, GODWIN, MORRIS, LAURENZI & BLOOMFIELD, P.C., Memphis, Tennessee, for Appellee Penny.

         ON BRIEF:

          Jeffrey S. Rosenblum, Marc E. Reisman, ROSENBLUM & REISMAN, P.C., Memphis, Tennessee, Howard B. Manis, MANIS LAW FIRM, Memphis, Tennessee, for Appellants.

          Richard J. Myers, GLANKLER BROWN, PLLC, Memphis, Tennessee, Henry L. Klein, APPERSON CRUMP PLC, Memphis, Tennessee, for Appellee City of Memphis.

          Betsy McKinney, Deborah Godwin, GODWIN, MORRIS, LAURENZI & BLOOMFIELD, P.C., Memphis, Tennessee, for Appellee Penny.

          Before: BATCHELDER, SUTTON, and KETHLEDGE, Circuit Judges.

          KETHLEDGE, J., delivered the opinion of the court in which BATCHELDER and SUTTON, JJ., joined. BATCHELDER, J. (pg. 8), delivered a separate concurring opinion.

          OPINION

          KETHLEDGE, Circuit Judge.

         Phillip Penny, a Memphis police officer, fatally shot Donald Moore, Sr., after Moore pointed a gun at him during the execution of a search warrant at Moore's home. Moore's children sued Penny and the City of Memphis under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging constitutional violations that they say resulted in Moore's death. The district court granted summary ...


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