Personal Injury Claim Against Police Officer Allowed

The Maryland Court of Appeals has allowed a personal injury lawsuit against a Baltimore City Police Officer to proceed to trial. The Plaintiffs in the case were seeking money damages for personal injuries sustained when a car driven the wrong way, down a one-way street, without headlights, by a Baltimore City police officer, struck their vehicle. The Court determined that because the police officer was only investigating criminal activity, rather than pursuing a specific criminal suspect, or involved in emergency operations, the officer was not immune from the lawsuit.

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