More incidents in the Arlington County Police
|Date||Apr 18, 2023|
|Department||Arlington County Police|
|Officers||Ryan P. Reese , Christopher R. Mcclaugherty , Alexander Varaklis , Dan M. Russo|
|Address||Arlington County, VA|
|Tags||Northern Virginia | Lawsuit | Arlington County Police | Virginia Court of Appeals | Memorandum Opinion ||
A legal filing submitted to the Virginia Court of Appeals named Arlington County Chief of Police M. Jay Farr and police officers Stephen Clark, Ryan Reese, Christopher McClaugherty, Alexander Varaklis, Jenna Bartholomew, and unidentified "John Does."
The memorandum opinion issued April 18, 2023 by the Virginia Court of Appeals explains:
"The complaint alleged that appellees were jointly and severally liable for gross negligence (Count I), willful, wanton, and reckless negligence (Count II), battery (Count III), and separately that Chief Farr was liable for grossly negligent supervision of the police operation carried out by his officers (Count IV)."
Memorandum Opinion (Steven Best v. M. Jay Farr, Chief of Police, 0949224, Va. Ct. App. 2023)
"Chief Farr filed a demurrer to count four, and Officers Clark, Reese, McClaugherty, Varaklis, and Bartholomew filed a demurrer to counts one through three, which Chief Farr joined in... Further, the trial court entered an order dismissing any and all claims against Clark as a discovery sanction... Best and Lary appeal the judgment of the trial court sustaining the demurrers. For the reasons stated herein, we affirm the judgment of the trial court." - Court of Appeals of Virginia, April 18, 2023 (Via Courtlistener)