Puyallup Tribal Police Officer Immunity Upheld

Here is the Washington Court of Appeals’ unpublished decision in Young v. Duenas.

Here is an excerpt:

Chris Young appeals the trial court’s CR 12(b)(1) dismissal of his claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.  He argues that the defendant tribal police officers  present at the time of his brother’s death are not protected by the Puyallup Tribe’s sovereign immunity and that the state should have subject matter jurisdiction over the case.   Because the officers acted in their official capacity and within the scope of the tribe’s authority, the trial court properly dismissed based on sovereign immunity.  We affirm.


Young v. Duenas: Wrongful Death Action against Puyallup Tribal Police in Wash. Appellate Court

Here the materials so far in this pending case:

Young Appellant Brief

Duenas Response Brief

Isadore Response Brief