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Cops Can be Sued Over 'Safety Checks'

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Fla. (AP) The justices ruled 4-3 in the case of an elderly woman who later died after Marion County deputies responding to a 911 call refused
to summon an ambulance even though they couldn't wake her.

Dissenting justices said the ruling would discourage law
enforcement agencies from doing safety checks for fear of being
sued.


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