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Civil Liability of Law Enforcement Agencies & Personnel
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Police Plaintiff: Wrongful Death
Estate of police
investigator stabbed to death by outpatient from county mental health clinic
could pursue claims against county based on alleged negligence in the monitoring
and treatment of outpatient. Padula v. County of Tompkins, 756 N.Y.S.2d
664 (A.D. 2003). [N/R]
293:76 News organizations could be sued by estates of ATF agents killed during Branch Davidian incident in Waco Texas, on allegations that they helped cause the shootout by negligently revealing the plans for an upcoming raid on the Waco compound to serve arrest and search warrants. Risenhoover v. England, 936 F.Supp. 392 (W.D. Tex. 1996).
294:92 "Prejudicial" remarks, including statements concerning race, by intoxicated driver's attorney to jury required new trial in wrongful death lawsuit by estate of sheriff's deputy killed in motor vehicle collision with intoxicated driver's car. Dial v. Niggel Associates, Inc, 476 S.E.2d 700 (SC App. 1996).
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