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In Memory of James Fyfe

Among the notable cases in which he was consulted and/or testified was Tennessee v. Garner, in which the United States Supreme Court ruled citing Fyfe s research that the fleeing felon rule that had authorized police in half the states to shoot all fleeing felony suspects was in fact unconstitutional. In addition, Fyfe testified as plaintiff s expert in Thurman v. Torrington, the first case in which a federal court agreed that an abused spouse had been denied equal protection of law by police who failed to respond to her repeated requests for assistance and protection.

In all, Fyfe was an expert witness in over 300 civil rights cases involving police use of force and police conduct. His research, writing, and testimony changed police practices nationally and in other countries, increasing police professionalism and saving lives.

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