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Negligence – Police Auto Accident – Sovereign Immunity (access required)

Where a police officer in pursuit of a speeding vehicle collided with decedent, his act of pursuit was discretionary, not ministerial, and the officer has sovereign immunity from the estate's action for ordinary negligence. The officer's act was discretionary, not ministerial, in nature. Plaintiffs distinguish between a "pursuit" and an "overtaking" in arguing that the officer's ...