[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southport 10-13-1981 by Res. No. 154-81. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Prior notice of defects required for civil action — See Ch. 369.
The Town Board of the Town of Southport hereby agrees to confer the benefits of § 18 of the Public Officers Law upon its officers and employees, and to be held liable for costs incurred under the provisions of said section.
The Town Board hereby agrees to confer the benefits of § 18 of the Public Officers Law upon the officers and employees of any public entity established for the benefit of the Town of Southport, and to be held liable for costs incurred under the provisions of said section.
Any benefits accorded to officers and employees under § 18 of the Public Officers Law shall supplement, and be available in addition to, defense or indemnification protection conferred by any other enactment.
[Added 8-13-1985 by Res. No. 156-85]
The Town of Southport 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 Sections 1981 and 1983 of the US Civil Rights Act. The Town shall indemnify and save harmless such officer or employee in the amount of any judgment or settlement of claim obtained against such officer or employee. Such legal defense and indemnification shall be provided when the officer or employee at the time of such alleged act or omission was acting in good faith and within the scope of his public employment, powers or duties. Provisions shall be in addition to any other statute, local law or enactment providing legal defense and indemnification in civil actions brought against such an officer or employee.