Summary judgment granted and entitlement to good faith immunity pursuant to the New Jersey Tort Claims Act and due to plaintiff’s failure to establish causation.
The Estate alleged that the Piscataway Police Department and its officer failed to recognize Yearby’s mental illness, which led to his death at the Middlesex County Correctional Facility. The police officers were granted summary judgment and entitled to good faith immunity pursuant to the New Jersey Tort Claims Act and due to the plaintiff’s failure to establish causation. Moreover, the police department was granted summary judgment as to the substantive due process claim pursuant to the New Jersey Civil Rights Act.
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