Verdict In Prince George’s County Police Shooting Case
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Mar 17, 2011 in Negligence
Congratulations to our friend Tim Malone for his $11.5 Million Dollar Verdict on behalf of the wife and son of a man shot to death by P.G. County Police Officer Steven Jackson. This incident occurred in 2008 at a Langley Park Apartment Building and the police officer was moonlighting as a security guard. The wrongful death lawsuit case was tried to verdict at Prince George's County Circuit Court in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Police shooting cases in Maryland are complicated because they often involve federal civil rights laws, state civil rights laws and common law tort claims. For State Law tort Claims the police officers may have limited immunities under the State Government Tort Claims Act and/or the Local Government Tort Claims Act and there may be notice requirements that must be complied with within 6 months of the incident.