Schuoler v. Napier

Pima County, Ariz. police are summoned to help suicidal man. Instead, an officer shoots him in the chest as he cuts his own throat. The man survives. Other officers file bogus charges against him, visit him in the hospital (against his attorney’s wishes) where they lie to him, try and get him to sign a release form, and surreptitiously record him. A jury finds the shooting unjustified; the man is awarded $5 mil. Arizona appeals court: He still gets the $5 mil, but a partial retrial is necessary; the jury may have unfairly held the officers at the shooting liable for the actions of the other officers.

Tags: 2018, Arizona Court of Appeals, Negligence, Police

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