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Civil Liability of Law Enforcement Agencies & Personnel
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Negligence: Property of Others
Sheriff could be liable for taking plaintiff's
money at time of arrest. Coleman v. Faulkner, 697 F.2d 1347 (10th Cir.
Person convicted of murder claims sheriff deprived him of property rights regarding camper, money, and tools that were seized Coleman v. Turpen, 697 F.2d 1341 (10th Cir. 1982).
Chief of police and city may be liable for improper sale of vehicle McKee v. Heggy, 703 F.2d 479 (10th Cir. 1983).
Sheriff liable for negligent handling of contents contained in vehicle that crashed. Hagen Truck Lines v. Sheriff of Weber County, 669 P.2d 871 (Utah 1983).
State officer liable for improper seizure and detention for over two years of plaintiff's motorcycle Yeager v. Hurt, 433 So.2d 1176 (Ala 1983).
According to contract, the city had no duty to provide protection for construction project. Slattery Associations v. City of New York, 469 N.Y.S.2d 758 (App. 1983).
No evidence that deputy damaged property while executing writ. Stovall v. Haynes, 580 F.Supp. 97 (WD Okl 1983).
Sheriff liable to creditors for over $2 million for failure to keep judgment debtor in jurisdiction Valentino v. Oakland County Sheriff, 351 NW 271 (Mich App. 1984).
Immunity granted for delayed response to fire when fighters left station unmanned to attend party. City and County of San Francisco v. Super. Ct., 207 Cal.Rptr. 6 (App. 1984).
" See also: Negligence: Vehicle Related, Property
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