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Posts tagged "Civil Rights Federal Torts Claim Act Intentional Tort"

Civil Rights, Federal Tort Claims Act & Statutory Interpretation

In a unanimous decision written by Justice Thomas, the Supreme Court has held that liability exception in the Federal Tort Claims Act for "investigative or law enforcement officers" applies regardless of whether they commit the specified torts in the course of investigative or law enforcement activities.  The plaintiff alleged that three correctional officers employed by the Bureau of Prisons had sexually assaulted him.