Dispute in wrongful death case questions officer’s duty status

Photo courtesy of Rusty StraitRusty Strait. ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter In last week’s edition we printed Hemet City Attorney Eric Vail’s response to the plaintiff’s allegations in a wrongful death suit involving a Murrieta man and Deputy Chief of Police Rob Webb. Vail said the city is representing Webb because Webb was clearly acting within the course and scope of his police duties when he helped his neighbor subdue a man, who later died. Webb was not on duty in Murrieta, however, early Christmas morning 2012 when he assisted the neighbor in the scuffle that ended with the death of 21-year-old Anthony Norman. Whether Webb was acting within

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