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Allard v. Hartford

151 Conn. 284, 197 A.2d 69, CT.0042007(1964)

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The plaintiff is the administratrix of the estate of her husband, Harvey E. Allard, who died on July 31, 1960, following major brain surgery. She alleged that her husband was assaulted by two members of the Hartford police department and that they fractured his skull and inflicted other critical injuries to his head which made the operation necessary. She brought suit against these two officers and seven other members of the Hartford police department as well as the city of Hartford, seeking damages for his death. The case was tried to the jury, who returned a verdict for the defendants. The court denied the plaintiff's motion to set the verdict aside. The plaintiff has appealed from the judgment. The cause of action was set out in three counts. In the first count, the plaintiff alleged an assault by Michael Gregory and Marshall Hopkins, police officers. In the second count, which again alleged that Gregory and Hopkins assaulted and injured her husband, she sought recovery from them and seven other members of the police department, including the chief of police, for negligence in the manner in which her husband had been arrested; in failing to observe his physical condition and to obtain proper medical care; in permitting him to be manhandled; and in the failure of the superior officer to instruct subordinates to handle intoxicated or injured prisoners properly. The third count was directed against all of the individual defendants and the city. All of the allegations of the second count were incorporated in the third count together with additional allegations by which the plaintiff attempted to hold all of the defendants liable under General Statutes 7-465, which imposes an indemnitor's liability on the city under certain conditions if the injuries

Allard v. Hartford
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  • Category: Law
  • Published: Jan 08, 1964
  • Publisher: LawApp Publishers
  • Seller: Innodata Book Distribution Services Inc
  • Print Length: 8 Pages
  • Language: English
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