Henry Holt, Sr., et al v. City of Fayetteville, Tennessee, et al.

Henry Holt, Sr., et al v. City of Fayetteville, Tennessee, et al.
M2014-02573-COA-R3-CV

Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and a deceased family member, sued the City of Fayetteville and others for wrongful death and personal injuries resulting from an automobile accident involving a stolen police car. Plaintiffs alleged a police officer negligently failed to secure a suspect after placing her in the police car. The suspect then stole the police car, drove away at a high rate of speed, and collided with the plaintiffs’ vehicle. The City moved to dismiss on the grounds that it was immune from suit based upon the public interest doctrine, and the trial court granted the motion. We affirm the dismissal.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge W. Neal McBrayer
Originating Judge: 
Judge Franklin L. Russell
Date Filed: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016