, Incurred By Police Jury
Members While Acting In Their Official Capacity
a) While St. Tammany Parish is not responsible for any judgment, compromise
agreement or settlement, legal fee or cost incurred by the Police Jury or any of
all members thereof who is (are) sued, the Parish shall pay the judgment,
compromise agreement or settlement, legal fees and costs where litigation
results from an act or failure to act by the Juror(s) in his or her official capacity,
as defined herein, and under the conditions and exclusions listed below.
b) St. Tammany Parish shall not be responsible for costs or legal fees incurred in
the defense of the Police Jury or Police Jury Member(s) where an insurer has
undertaken the defense of same and has employed an attorney or attorneys
to represent it or them; otherwise, the Parish shall be responsible.
c) Should the Parish obtain appropriate insurance to protect against such claims
and/or judgments which is inadequate to pay the entire amount of any
judgment or compromise agreement or settlement, legal fees and costs, then
the Parish of St.Tammany shall pay that excess amount.
d) Nothing contained herein shall prohibit St. Tammany Parish from entering into
a compromise settlement or agreement with the claimant prior to any
e) The following acts are expressly excluded from the insurance and indemnity
1. Where the Police Jury or Police Jury member(s) is (are) a defendant(s)
in a suit filed by the Parish.
2. Where the Police Jury Member(s) is (are) guilty of wilful misconduct or
3. Where the Police Jury Member(s) is (are) guilty of an intentional act of
physical violence or threatened physical violence.
4. Where the Police Jury Member(s) is(are) guilty of a grossly negligent
act, or failure to act, which driving under the influence of intoxicating
beverages, as defined in the state criminal code. (Ord. No. 81-117,
CROSS REFERENCE: Sec. 1-009.00, "Officers and Employees Not Liable for Failure to Perform Duties"; Section 2-051.00 through
Section 2-057.00, Division 5 "Notification of Police Jury Members of Capital Improvements, Special Programs, Etc." especially
Section 2-056.0 "Violation; Penalties" of the Code of Ordinances for St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, 1989 edition; Chapter 6, Article
III, "Discrimination in Employment Prohibited"; Sec. 20-001.00, " Closing, Abandoning, Revoking, Dedication of Streets, Roads".