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Supreme Court Finds Officer Entitled To Official Immunity For Off-Duty Dog Bite

The Georgia Supreme Court continued its recent trend of decisions detailing the scope of official immunity. In Eshleman v. Key, No. S14G1173, 2015 WL 3936075 (Ga. June 29, 2015), the Court determined that official immunity applies even where a statute and/or ordinance provides for definite duties, if complying with the law requires “an exercise of personal deliberation and judgment about what is reasonable in the particular circumstances presented” rather than requiring the carrying out of a specified task.