TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-7
Arrest

SECTION 12-7-14


§ 12-7-14 Punitive damages for false arrest or imprisonment.

In an action for false arrest or false imprisonment, the plaintiff, if successful, may be awarded punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 68; P.L. 1941, ch. 982, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 12-7-14.)