$860,000 – Municipal Liability

$860,000 – Municipal Liability. Plaintiff was learning disabled and working as a night porter at a residence facility. While removing rubbish and carrying a flashlight in his hand, he was approached by police who were canvassing the area for a perpetrator carrying a weapon. Based on the plaintiff’s dress and size he appeared to match the description of the individual being sought. He was instructed to stop and assume the position of an arrest by the police from a distance. He did not, however, understand their instructions because of his disability. The plaintiff was shot twice, once to the head, and sustained motor damage.

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