7/12/16: Mike Bersani and Tony Fioretti won summary judgment in a police officer’s favor in Morris v. Smith, et al. Police responded to a call for domestic battery. The victim reported the battery and had visible injuries but no arrests were made. A few days later, the victim filed a citizen’s complaint against the responding officers for failure to make an arrest. Following her complaint, police arrested the plaintiff, who later sued for false arrest. The Court found that the victim’s report, coupled with her visible injuries, established probable cause for the offense of domestic battery and granted summary judgment in favor of the internal investigations officer. HC&B represented the officer, while Ancel Glink represented the Village.