Chapter 14 discussion
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Officer X, a police officer in Kansas, violated a court order by refusing to arrest Y, a husband against whom a restraining order had been issued by the court. Officer X’s refusal resulted in serious injury to Y’s wife and daughter. A case is brought against Officer X alleging a violation of Section 1983 (federal law) and a violation of Kansas state tort law.
Will Officer X be liable under one or both of these laws? Justify your answer.
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