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Deshaney v. Winnebago County department of social services
U.S. Supreme Court stated that an officer r or agency has no duty to guarantee a person's safety unless a special relationship exists between the police and that person. This type of relationship exists, for example, between police and a person in custody.
After police restrict the person's freedom of movement, they assume responsibility for that person's safety and must keep the person reasonably free from harm
Pinellas Park v. Brown, 604 So.2d 1222 (Fla. 1990)
, law enforcement has a duty to
protect the public when choosing to continue a pursuit.
In the Pinellas Park case, officers and deputies from three different jurisdictions
engaged approximately 15 police cars in a pursuit on the main roadway. All officers
and deputies violated department policies by continuing the pursuit. Another officer
driving an unmarked police vehicle entered the roadway from a side street in an
attempt to join the pursuit. At the same time, a civilian vehicle occupied by two sisters
waited to cross the roadway. Without warning the women, the officer entered from
the side street and turned right onto the main road in an effort to get ahead of the
pursuit. When the light turned green, the sisters pulled into the path of the pursued
vehicle. Both sisters and the fleeing driver were killed.
Brower v. Inyo County, 489 U.S. 593 (1989)
e U.S. Supreme Court addressed the
issue of deadly force in a police pursuit. In that case, the court held that certain pursuit
tactics might result in a claim of a constitutional violation as a seizure by deadly force.
In Brower, the police set up a roadblock by parking an 18-wheeler around a curve
VO910.7. Identify when to coordinate
with other responding units and with
dispatch via radio.
VO910.9. Identify the conclusions to
a pursuit. in the roadway and placing a police car with its headlights positioned to blind Brower as he drove around the. The combination of these caused Brower to strike the stationary truck, resulting in his death.