2006 New York Code - Civil Actions Against Police And Peace Officers Of Suffolk County; Defense And Indemnification.



 
    §  50-m.  Civil  actions  against police and peace officers of Suffolk
  county; defense and indemnification. 1. Notwithstanding  the  provisions
  of  any  other  general,  special or local law, code or charter, Suffolk
  county,  upon  discretionary  adoption  of  a  local   law,   ordinance,
  resolution,  rule  or  regulation,  shall provide for the defense of any
  civil action or proceeding brought against a duly  appointed  police  or
  peace officer, as defined in section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law,
  employed by the county of Suffolk, and shall indemnify and save harmless
  such  officer  from  any  judgment  of a court of competent jurisdiction
  whenever such action, proceeding or judgment is for  damages,  including
  punitive  or  exemplary damages, arising out of a negligent act or other
  tort of such officer committed while in  the  proper  discharge  of  his
  duties and within the scope of his employment.
    2.  The  determination of whether any such officer properly discharged
  his duties within the scope of his employment shall be made in a  manner
  which  shall  be  established  by  rules  and regulations and procedures
  promulgated by the Suffolk county executive and adopted by  the  Suffolk
  county legislature.
    3.  No  action  or  special  proceeding  instituted hereunder shall be
  prosecuted or maintained against Suffolk county or such  officer  unless
  notice  of  claim  shall  have  been made and served upon such county in
  compliance with section fifty-e of this article. Every such action shall
  be commenced pursuant to the  provisions  of  section  fifty-i  of  this
  article.

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