$1 Judgment Won’t Deter TN Cop Suits Vs. Citizens


Some Nashville police officers vow to step up their war against frivolous citizen complaints by encouraging policemen to file lawsuits against people whose complaints are determined to be unfounded, the Tennessean reports. The first such suit was resolved this month in favor of Metro Officer Rob Morris.

Judge William Faimon ruled that a Nashville man had wrongfully complained against Morris but awarded the officer only $1 in damages. It cost Morris $70.25 in fees to file the lawsuit. “We wanted a judgment clearing Officer Morris’ name, and that’s what we got,” said his attorney, who added that at least four other police officers are gearing up to sue people who have lodged complaints against them.

Link: http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050821/NEWS03/508210396

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