Be cheaper for the city to pay for their cops to go play paint ball wars to rub their Billy Bad Ass bone.
The “WE BACK THE BLUE NO MATTER WHO THEY RAPE, KILL OR ABUSE” GROUPIES Are VERY upset!
Cops should have to carry malpractice insurance policies just like doctors.
Repeated violations where the insurance has to pay out would raise premiums on repeat offender cops and price them out of being cops.
Not right innocent taxpayers have to pay for criominal cop’s actions.
Perhaps the ” WE BACK THE BLUE” groupies should pay all awards to innocent folks abused by cops?
The Ole Dog!
The case marks a “sea change in the law,” according to Baker’s attorney, Jeffrey Redfern of the liberty-minded Institute for Justice:
“Everyone agrees with the general proposition that the government has to pay for the property it takes, but courts across the country had held that this rule just did not apply to the police. But the police are part of the government, which this victory makes abundantly clear.”
Baker is likely to receive additional compensation: The jury also found that the city’s refusal to pay Baker constituted a violation of her civil rights, making the city liable under federal civil rights law too.
It all started in July 2020, when a fugitive took shelter in Baker’s suburban Dallas home, which had just gone under contract for sale after she’d renovated it. Baker, who had recently beaten cancer and was retiring to Montana, notified police and a standoff ensued.
Eventually, McKinney police decided to attack the house with a BearCat armored vehicle, breaking windows and their frames, destroying the garage door, leveling the backyard fence, knocking down the front door, and firing approximately 30 tear gas containers into the home, which broke drywall. Baker’s daughter’s dog was blinded and deafened in the attack. When police entered, they found the fugitive had already committed suicide.