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Police Professional Judgment Rule

In the recent decision of Newsome v. County of Suffolk, the Appellate Division, Second Department, considered the “professional judgment rule” in the context of a negligence claim arising from a police dog bite. Plaintiff, a custodian, was bitten by a “dog employed by the canine unit of the Suffolk County Police Department” while at a […]

While the facts and details surrounding Friday’s tragic Empire State Building shooting have yet to be fully developed, the reports thus far indicate that several (as many as nine) bystanders were wounded by police bullets. This raises the question of what, if any, liability will be imposed on the City of New York and/or the […]