July 26, 2019

DSB was successful in moving to dismiss claims of false arrest and malicious prosecution against a Long Island School District.  Plaintiff, an employee of the district, had been accused of alleged inappropriate contact with a student.  The school district, following State Education regulations and New York State law, made a report to the Suffolk County Police Department.  The Court, in dismissing plaintiff’s Complaint, found that merely furnishing information to the police (which then exercised its own judgment as to the claim against plaintiff), did not play an active role in the prosecution and dismissed the case.