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Old 5 June 2019, 19:45
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[QUOTE=bobmueller;1058798182] When does an officer become a caregiver?

From now on, starting with this guy, when he's an SRO.

Originally Posted by bobmueller View Post
When is that relationship established?
When he/she is on shift at that fixed location.

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Are all SROs now considered caregivers?
That's the way it would have to go for this standard to fly, right?

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Are all officers standing a fixed post assignment now caregivers?

Probably not. Schools will wind up being a special case. Because the children.

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I think it's going to fail on the "duty to protect" aspect.
Well, the USSC decision on that is an overall one IIRC. Sort of a "They're on patrol" or "they're being dispatched in response to a call" thing, as opposed to a "SRO is on site" thing. I don't see a suit succeeding based on "on site" alone, I think everyone agree's the standard here is going to be, "Did he do anything? Did he try to do anything? Failure to run to the sound of the gun will be the determining factor.

It will be interesting to know what happens to the lawsuits against LVMPD for the other "Coward of the County" case, where the officer just hung out in the stairwell the whole time. If the standard is going to be "no legal duty to protect" when he's standing right fucking there, that is BS and I don't see it being considered to be the same as the SCOTUS "no duty to protect" thing. If it is that's absolute BS.
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