Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 1:03 PM
In a the Aug. 8 news article, “Court rules family can sue officer, not employer,” I read that the Utah Supreme Court has decided that a family could sue a police officer for attempting to apprehend a criminal. This criminal was the son of the family who is suing. The young man had phoned his mother from the stolen car and told her that if he saw the police, he would commit suicide by crashing the car. The mother called the police. The young man was clocked at almost 100 m.p.h. on a two lane road. He crossed the double yellow line several times.
If he had kept this up, he could easily have killed some innocent person, possibly a supreme court judge or a member of their family. If it is decided that this officer was wrong, maybe we should take away the police cars and their guns and issue them a skateboard and a slingshot. Then everyone would be safe. Well, at least the criminals would be safe. This officer should be given an award, not a lawsuit.
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