Wow scary hearing a real life situation.
https://law.justia.com/cases/district-of-columbia/court-of-appeals/1981/79-6-3.html12 minutes response time, holy @$#%!
Other civil suits of a similar nature have been successful because the circumstances were different.In a 4–3 decision, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals affirmed the trial courts' dismissal of the complaints against the District of Columbia and individual members of the Metropolitan Police Department based on the public duty doctrine ruling that "the duty to provide public services is owed to the public at large, and, absent a special relationship between the police and an individual, no specific legal duty exists".
The Court thus adopted the trial court's determination that no special relationship existed between the police and appellants, and therefore no specific legal duty existed between the police and the appellants.
The point I was making does not depend on whether BigNastyCowboy prefers Wikepida's account over Justa's. My post was in response to square target2's comment "12 minutes response time, holy @$#%!"I stopped reading at that point.
I'm down for a little argumentative convo. :thumbsup:The point I was making does not depend on whether BigNastyCowboy prefers Wikepida's account over Justa's. My post was in response to square target2's comment "12 minutes response time, holy @$#%!"
Whatever the law does, nor does not require, Carolyn Warren and Joan Taliaferro called 911 at 6:23 AM. Five minutes later, a police car arrived only to leave five minutes later. For 10 minutes (a bit less than square target2's holy @$#%! response time) Warren and Taliaferro listened to their roommate's screams. Can you imagine what they were thinking as they saw the cops pack up and leave?!
At 6:42 AM (about half again square target2's holy @$#%! response time), Warren and Taliaferro called again, and again were told help is on the way. Foolishly, Warren and Taliaferro believed the government employee -- and suffered the consequences for the next fourteen (14) hours. That's hours, not minutes.
Can you imagine what was going though their minds as they lost hope that the police would ever arrive?
It's enough to make square target2 say "holy @$#%!" !
The guy was not sodomized by the woman. What other errors occur at that citation?
Reading the original court case (not the appellate aftermath), "Warren and Taliaferro listened to their roommate's screams" is a narrative left out by the callers.
The police were working a possible burglary in progress. There were no reports of impending loss of life or limb.
The police have a duty to protect the public but they don't have the duty to protect an individual unless ...