Alexander v. Walker

In Alexander v. Walker, 435 S.W.3d 789, 792 (Tex. 2014), police officers were sued for assault, conspiracy, slander, false arrest, false imprisonment, and malicious prosecution. The claims arose from the officers' conduct while arresting the plaintiff on two separate occasions. Id. The Texas Supreme Court reversed the denial of the police officers' Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Section 101.106(f) motion to dismiss, holding that engaging in an arrest is conduct that is generally within an officer's scope of employment; it is not an independent course of conduct that fails to serve any purpose of the employer. See id. at 792. Accordingly, the Court rendered judgment in the officers' favor on the assault and other tort claims. See id.