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Tort/Negligence – False Arrest & Malicious Prosecution – Probable Cause – Stand Your Ground (access required)

The fact that an assistant solicitor eventually nolle prossed an assault charge against plaintiff does not mean that plaintiff was falsely arrested or maliciously prosecuted. The Protection of Persons and Property Act does not provide immunity from arrest, only prosecution. We affirm the directed verdict for the defendant-sheriff on plaintiff’s false arrest claim. We reverse the ...

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