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Florida Appeals Court

NEGLIGENCE - A Florida appeals court held that the sheriff of Marion County and his deputies were not responsible for the death of a woman whom they left in her house after finding her alive but unresponsive. Officers are not obligated to render emergency aid during a well-being check, because they are only ensuring that the risk of harm to a person does not increase. Additionally, the officers' actions did not prevent two neighbors from calling an ambulance. See ruling.


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