Tort Liability: The case of Bricker v. Sims' was one of four cases tried together involving the tort liability of a city and its officers. The Board of Aldermen of the City of Martin adopted a curfew ordinance prohibiting any person from being on a public street or other public place after 11:00 o'clock at night. Plaintiff, while conducting himself in an otherwise lawful manner, was arrested on the public streets of Martin after the curfew hour; he was jailed and the next day was convicted and fined in the city court. Upon appeal to the circuit court the case was dismissed at the cost of the city.
Clyde L. Ball,
Local Government Law -- 1954 Tennessee Survey,
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