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Tort/Negligence – Wrongful Death – Drug Overdose – Police Response – Public Duty Doctrine – Public Official Immunity (access required)

Holding: After finding plaintiff’s impaired decedent, the defendant-deputy chose to do as the decedent asked – to call a friend to come get him – rather than arresting the decedent or getting medical help for him. This exercise of discretion in deciding how to use county resources is protected by the public duty doctrine. We affirm ...

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