Torts Keyed to Dobbs
Navarro v. Block
Navarro was celebrating her birthday when she received a call from her brother-in-law warning her that her estranged husband, Raymond, was on his way to her house to kill her. Navarro called 911 to request help. She told the dispatcher that she had a restraining order against her husband, but the dispatcher stated that nothing could be done until he showed up. Fifteen minutes later, he showed up and shot and killed Navarro and four other people. The Plaintiffs filed suit against Los Angeles County and the Sheriff (Defendants), under 42 U.S.C.S. Section: 1983, alleging that the municipality had a discriminatory policy and custom of according lower priority to 911 calls related to domestic violence than to non-domestic violence calls. Thus, impermissibly discriminating against abused women.
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