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The police have only a limited duty to protect the public.

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The police have only a limited duty to protect the public. What factors create a greater possiblity that the police will be held liable when a third party injures a civilian? What limits are there to this liability (defenses)?       I need this to be written in an essay format and please include any cases that might relate to the question.. Thank you....
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Mr. Lofton replied 9 years ago.

Check this out: Irwin v. Town of Ware, 467 N.E.2d 1292, 392 Mass. 745 (Mass., 1984)

Then put on your thinking cap and try to write your own essay! :o)

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