Maryland High Court Affirms Judgment Against Correctional Officer
(April 13, 2018, 1:22 PM EDT) -- ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Court of Appeals on April 12 unanimously affirmed a reduced judgment against a correctional officer who was found to be grossly negligent, which led to the murder of a prisoner on a prison transportation bus because the officer did not waive statutory cap on damages against state employees (Melissa Rodriguez, et al. v. Larry Cooper, et al., No. 27, Md. App., 2018 Md. LEXIS 185).
(Opinion available. Document #77-180425-007Z.)
Philip E. Parker Jr. was an inmate in the custody of...