AELE LAW LIBRARY OF CASE SUMMARIES:
Civil Liability of Law Enforcement Agencies & Personnel
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Governmental Liability: Local Government
City can be liable for clerk's failure
to recall warrant and plaintiff was subsequently arrested Cook v. City
of Topeka, 654 P.2d 953 (Kan 1982).
City cannot be liable for shooting incident since the officer was found not to be liable Vines v. City of Chicago, 443 N.E.2d 652 (Ill App. 1982).
In reversing lower court, court finds county can be liable for intentional acts of police officers. Cox v. Prince George's Co, 460 A.2d 1038 (Md 1983).
County liable for deputy sheriff's negligence Chatham County Com'rs v. Rumary, 315 S.E.2d 881 (Ga 1984).
When city contracts to provide police protection to village, its sovereign immunity for officers' acts may not apply; contract could change governmental function into proprietary Honeywell v. Village of Lakeside, 604 F.Supp. 932 (WD Missouri 1985).
Court reverses over $500,000 judgment against city after determining method of handling parking tickets is valid City of Hollywood v. Miller, 471 So.2d 655 (Fla App. 1985).
Parents sue school and city over 14-year-old son's suicide Kelson v. City of Springfield, 767 F.2d 651 (9th Cir. 1985).
A settlement with a city employee does not release the city Stewart v. Village of Summit, 499 N.E.2d 450 (Ill 1986).
"Informal" adoption creates no survival rights to sue for wrongful death Reynolds v. City of Los Angeles, 222 Cal.Rptr. 517 (App. 1986).
" See also: Assault and Battery: Physical; Baton/Nightstick; False Arrest/Imprisonment: No Warrant; Firearms Related: Negligent Use; Intentional Use; Negligence: To Traveling Public; Vehicle Related; Investigations; Public Protection
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