#WarrenvDistrictofColumbia 444 A.2d 1 (1981) Carolyn WARREN, et al., Appellants, v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, et al., Appellees. Wilfred NICHOL, Appellant, v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT, et al., Appellees. Nos. 79-6, 79-394. District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Argued En Banc April 13, 1981. Decided December 21, 1981. Stephen A. Friedman, Washington, D. C., for appellants. Charles L. Reischel, Deputy Corp. Counsel, with whom Judith W. Rogers, Corp. Counsel, and David P. Sutton, Asst. Corp. Counsel, Washington, D. C., were on the petition, for appellees. Before NEWMAN, Chief Judge, and KELLY, KERN, NEBEKER, HARRIS, MACK and FERREN, Associate Judges. *2 NEBEKER, Associate Judge: Appellants Carolyn Warren, Miriam Douglas, and Joan Taliaferro in No. 79-6, and appellant Wilfred Nichol in No. 79-394 sued the District of Columbia and individual members of the #MetropolitanPoliceDepartment for negligent failure to provide adequate #pol#policeices. The respective trial judges held that the #police were under no specific legal duty to provide protection to the individual appellants and dismissed the complaints for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. Super. Ct.Civ.R. 12(b)(6). However, in a split decision a three-judge division of this court determined that appellants Warren, Taliaferro and Nichol were owed a special duty of care by the police department and reversed the trial court rulings. The division unanimously concluded that appellant Douglas failed to fit within the class of persons to whom a special duty was owed, and affirmed the lower court's dismissal of her complaint. The court en banc, on petitions for rehearing, vacated the panel's decision. After rearguments, notwithstanding our sympathy for appellants who were the tragic victims of despicable criminal acts, we affirm the judgments of dismissal.
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Over 10 years in the service and my first Christmas holidays working, really can't complain and I'm feeling pretty blessed and grateful. Please everyone be safe, have fun and appreciate the time that you were spending with friends and family. And be responsible when commuting wherever you have to go. This is a tough time of year for mental health illness, my thoughts and prayers are with all those who struggle and I pray that they find some comfort and relaxation over the holidays. Merry Christmas from the PTSD1REN crew #ptsdmentalhealth #ptsdchristmas #safeholidays #drivesafe #EMS #policeservices #fireServices #crownattorneys #nurseservices
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Oh boy it is toque time, getting a little chilly outside going to work. I am very thankful I work indoors for a majority of my shift unlike some of my colleagues and brothers and sisters performing versus ponding duties. Be safe everyone #First Responders #ptsd1ren #policeservices #fireServices #nursingservices #EMS services# Corrections Canada #provincial Corrections
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