[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pittsford 1-2-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This town hereby adopts the provisions of § 18 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York, which was approved and made effective June 22, 1981, and which provides a uniform and comprehensive plan for the defense and indemnification of public officers and employees in all civil actions or proceedings in all state and federal courts.
The town shall provide for the defense of any town officer or employee in any civil action or proceeding arising out of any alleged act or omission in which it is alleged that the officer or employee has violated the civil rights of the claimant, petitioner or plaintiff under §§ 1981 and 1983 of the United States Civil Rights Act. The town shall indemnify and save harmless such officer or employee for the amount of any judgment or settlement of claim obtained against such officer or employee. Such legal defense and indemnification shall be provided where the officer or employee at the time of such alleged act or omission was acting in good faith and within the scope of his employment, powers or duties.
The provisions of this chapter shall be in addition to any other statute, local law or enactment providing legal defense and indemnification in civil actions brought against such officer or employee.