Ohio Supreme Court: Township not Liable for Officer’s Out-of-Jurisdiction Crash

 Wednesday, September 21, 2011

 Insurance Journal

The Supreme Court of Ohio has ruled that a political subdivision is immune from liability if one of its police officers is involved in a traffic accident when responding to an emergency even if it is located out the officer’s jurisdiction. The Ohio Supreme Court Office of Public Information reports that in a 6-1 decision authored by Justice Robert R. Cupp, the Court affirmed a ruling by the 10th District Court of Appeals that a Franklin County township was immune from possible liability when one of its officers was involved in a traffic...