Justia U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion Summaries

Ignacio v. United States

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A Pentagon police officer allegedly assaulted plaintiff, a contract security officer assigned to the Pentagon, while they were stationed at a security checkpoint for Pentagon employees. Plaintiff sued the United States for assault under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 2680(h), and the district court granted summary judgment to the United States. The court held that section 2680(h) waived the United States' sovereign immunity regardless of whether an officer was engaged in an investigative or law enforcement activity when he committed an assault. Accordingly, the court reversed and remanded the case for further proceedings. View "Ignacio v. United States" on Justia Law