Newark Doesn't Have To Cover Cop For Shooting: NJ Court

Law360, New York (July 29, 2013, 9:26 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court ruled Monday that the city of Newark, N.J., didn't have to indemnify a police officer for a $2.8 million civil judgment stemming from an off-duty shooting, rejecting arguments that a jury had been unduly influenced by testimony about the underlying suit. 

The three-judge panel affirmed a jury’s finding that Newark police officer David Lamarr was not acting within the scope of his duties when he shot Paul Godley during an off-duty altercation, releasing the city and the Newark Police Department from...
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