The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled against governmental immunity for an officer earlier this month, ending a case that began seven years ago when the officer attempted to stop individuals from drag racing on a local road.
According to the Yale Daily News, Officer Nikki Curry of the New Haven Police Department had positioned her patrol vehicle in the roadway in an effort to stop several young people on motorcycles from racing.
One of the offenders—identified as Amaadi Cole—then struck a tree and suffered undisclosed injuries. Cole first filed a claim for damages against Curry in July 2013, launching a lengthy legal battle that has now apparently come to an end.
The court ruled that Curry "violated her duty to public safety by pulling her cruiser into the lane that the plaintiff was traveling on, recklessly endangering the bikers that did not exhibit threat of harm to others."