2020 California Code
Government Code - GOV
TITLE 1 - GENERAL
DIVISION 3.6 - CLAIMS AND ACTIONS AGAINST PUBLIC ENTITIES AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
PART 2 - LIABILITY OF PUBLIC ENTITIES AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 1 - General Provisions Relating to Liability
ARTICLE 3 - Liability of Public Employees
Section 820.

Universal Citation: CA Govt Code § 820 (2020)
820.  

(a) Except as otherwise provided by statute (including Section 820.2), a public employee is liable for injury caused by his act or omission to the same extent as a private person.

(b) The liability of a public employee established by this part (commencing with Section 814) is subject to any defenses that would be available to the public employee if he were a private person.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1681.)

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