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2013-08-18 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Texas Deputy Suing Woman Who Called 911
HT The Blaze
A Texas woman who's 911 call led to a police shooting is now facing a lawsuit from one of the responding officers.

A deputy injured at the scene says the woman failed to warn police how dangerous the situation was.

The call was made in December in Harris County, but Deputy Braden Pullen says when he arrived the suspect was belligerent, high on bath salts, and assaulted
Definition: At Common Law, an intentional act by one person that creates an apprehension in another of an imminent harmful or offensive contact.

Deputy Pullen is now suing the homeowner who called 911 for alleging that she did not adequately warn others of how dangerous the man was. Pullen's attorney says he suffered injuries because of the homeowner's negligence and failure to inform emergency workers of the man's potential for violence.
I'm a thinkin' the 911 dispatcher would be a co-conspirator or at least also negligent. Double ka-ching!
Officials say this should not stop other people from calling their attorneys before calling 911 during emergencies.

"Every day we have servant leaders who are responding to calls from the community. Continue to call us if you need the help, and we'll be there
Press "1" for slightly threatening, Press "2" for moderately threatening, etc.
And we'll be there to help," says Harris county Sheriff Adrian Garcia.

Sheriff Garcia also says deputies are trained to expectand be apprehensive of dangerous circumstances when they arrive to the scene.
Posted by Uncle Phester 2013-08-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6502 views ]  Top

#1 Idiot, risk comes with the oath and the uniform. GTFO if you don't understand that and prepare for it.

Just like the police are under no duty to protect you (per the Supreme Court IIRC), we should be under no duty to warn the police of exact details. All she has to say is "I was unaware of just how violent he could get", case dismissed. Officer paying lawyer and court costs out of his own pocket, as well as paying the defendant for time used defending and attending to this frivolous case. Homeowners insurance will see to that since they are probably the one on the hook for the money.
Posted by OldSpook 2013-08-18 01:13||   2013-08-18 01:13|| Front Page Top

#2 ...we have servant leaders...
I did not know we had those in Texas.
I suppose I should pay more attention.
I did not know I was considered a servant.

Maybe he meant Savant Lenders?
Serpent Benders?
Sycho Lawyers? Now I know we have those!
Posted by Skidmark 2013-08-18 07:58||   2013-08-18 07:58|| Front Page Top

#3 Hope the deputy got a lawyer who took the case on contingency (otherwise I'm afraid he'll be out a LOT of money).
Posted by Barbara 2013-08-18 10:54||   2013-08-18 10:54|| Front Page Top

#4 FIFY Hope the deputy & lawyer will be out a LOT of money.
Posted by Chantry 2013-08-18 19:25||   2013-08-18 19:25|| Front Page Top

00:23 Lord Garth
00:08 Raj

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