Trammell v. Wright (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)Annotate this Case
Linda Wright brought this lawsuit against Travis Trammell, a police officer, alleging that he committed the state-law torts of false arrest and false imprisonment. Trammell moved for summary judgment on the basis of immunity. The circuit court denied the motion. Trammell appealed, asserting (1) he demonstrated no intent to commit the tort of false arrest or false imprisonment, and to the extent the proof demonstrated negligence, he was entitled to immunity pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 21-9-310; and (2) section 21-9-301 grants immunity against all tort claims, including intentional torts. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that Trammell did not commit any intentional torts, and therefore, he was entitled to immunity from suit.