The Supreme Court has agreed to hear County of Los Angeles v. Mendez. This case will determine whether the provocation rule conflicts with Graham v. Connor.
Los Angeles v. Mendez is a police brutality case where two people sued police for entering their residence without a warrant and shooting them for grabbing a BB gun in defense. One of the victims was 5 months pregnant.
The Provocation Rule protects victims of police brutality by holding them accountable for unconstitutional actions leading up to and during an event.
Graham v. Connor determines the “reasonableness” of an officers actions. When challenged, officers usually use this as their defense and get away with it.