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Sheriff is safe! Governmental immunity applied to Sheriff who assisted in restitution deal in lieu of pursuing criminal charges
In a published opinion, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s decision to apply governmental immunity to a County Sheriff and Undersheriff who assisted in a restitution deal in lieu of seeking criminal prosecution. The notable takeaway from this case is: governmental immunity is a characteristic of government that should be broadly construed, and exceptions should be narrowly applied.
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