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High Court Says 'Act' by Inmate Includes Nonvolitional Conduct

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 356 | 0 | 236 min read

A divided New York Court of Appeal ruled that a corrections officer who suffered injuries when an inmate fell on her had sustained injuries as the result of an “act" by the inmate.  Case: Matter of Walsh v. Comptroller, No. 82, 11/25/2019, published.  Facts: Patricia Walsh worked for Nassau County as a corrections officer. In May 2012, Walsh and a colleague were directed to transport a female inmate from a court to a jail. When the officers found that the inmate had difficulty standing and appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The officers escorte...

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