2006 New York Code - Civil Actions Against Peace Officers, Sheriffs, Under-sheriffs And Deputy Sheriffs Of The County Of Nassau.



 
    § 50-n. Civil actions against peace officers, sheriffs, under-sheriffs
  and  deputy  sheriffs  of  the  county  of  Nassau.  Notwithstanding the
  provisions of any other law, code or charter, the county of Nassau shall
  provide for the defense  of  any  civil  action  or  proceeding  brought
  against a duly appointed peace officer, sheriff, under-sheriff or deputy
  sheriff  of  the  county of Nassau and shall indemnify and save harmless
  such peace officer, sheriff, under-sheriff or deputy  sheriff  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 peace
  officer, sheriff, under-sheriff or deputy sheriff committed while in the
  proper discharge of his duties and within the scope of  his  employment.
  Such  proper  discharge and scope shall be determined by a majority vote
  of a panel consisting of one member appointed by the Nassau county board
  of supervisors, one member appointed by the Nassau county executive, and
  the third member being either the Nassau county sheriff or in  the  case
  of a probation officer the Nassau county director of probation.

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