JANE DOE 1 v. CITY OF MURRIETA, E029190
A police officer was not acting in the course and scope of his employment when he sexually abused plaintiffs, thus city and police department cannot be found vicariously liable. A negligent hiring and supervision claim is actionable where triable issues existed as to failure to take sufficient steps to prevent sexual exploitation.
- Decided 10/08/2002
- Published 10/08/2002
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Stanton T. Mathews & Associates and Paul W. Ralph, Laguna Hills, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.
- For Appellees:
- Ferguson, Praet & Sherman, Peter J. Ferguson, Santa Ana; Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland and Alison M. Turner, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents.